DSpace 7.6 is now available!

The 7.6 release concentrates on porting older 6.x features into 7.x, resolving one Tier 2 priority and two Tier 4 priorities in our  7.x technical roadmap. Many donated features, improvements and bug fixes are also included in this release.

Detailed information about the features and bug fixes added in DSpace 7.6 can be found in the Release Notes.

To try out DSpace 7.6 immediately, see Try out DSpace 7.   This includes instructions for a quick-install via Docker, as well as information on our sandbox/demo site for DSpace 7.

To upgrade to DSpace 7.6 from 7.x or any prior version, see Upgrading DSpace.

To install DSpace 7.6 for the first time, see Installing DSpace.

If you are looking for previous releases of DSpace they are located at

DSpace Hosting

If you’d rather not run DSpace yourself, a variety of hosted options are available for purchase, whether via LYRASIS or via one of DSpace’s registered service providers.


The DSpace application would not exist without the hard work and support of the community. Thank you to the many developers who have worked very hard to deliver all the new features and improvements. Also thanks to the users who provided input and feedback on the development, as well those who participated in the testathons.

DSpace 7 was no different, but at a much larger scale!  Our full list of all acknowledgments, including institutions who contributed financially and individuals who contributed code, can be found in the Release Notes.