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The Littlest JupyterHub (TLJH) distribution helps you provide Jupyter Notebooks to 1-100 users on a single server.

The primary audience are people who do not consider themselves 'system administrators' but would like to provide hosted Jupyter Notebooks for their students or users. All users are provided with the same environment, and administrators can easily install libraries into this environment without any specialized knowledge.

See the latest documentation for more information on using The Littlest JupyterHub.

For support questions please search or post to our forum.

See the contributing guide for information on the different ways of contributing to The Littlest JupyterHub.

See this blog post for more information.

Development Status

This project is currently in beta state. Folks have been using installations of TLJH for more than a year now to great success. While we try hard not to, we might still make breaking changes that have no clear upgrade pathway.


The Littlest JupyterHub (TLJH) can run on any server that is running at least Ubuntu 18.04. Earlier versions of Ubuntu are not supported. We have several tutorials to get you started.


Our latest documentation is at:

We place a high importance on consistency, readability and completeness of documentation. If a feature is not documented, it does not exist. If a behavior is not documented, it is a bug! We try to treat our documentation like we treat our code: we aim to improve it as often as possible.

If something is confusing to you in the documentation, it is a bug. We would be happy if you could file an issue about it - or even better, contribute a documentation fix!