How can I remove the bibliography from table of contents?

I'm using this code :


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    welcome to tex.sx. this is usually dependent on the document class you are using, but you haven't said which one that is. – barbara beeton Aug 26 '16 at 17:38
  • \documentclass[a4paper]{memoir} memoir :) – mpgn Aug 26 '16 at 17:48

As the O.P. stated he uses memoir as document class, so this is a possible (and most likely the easiest) solution:

Use the \nobibintoc command to prevent the inclusion of the bibliography in the ToC -- by default (see the relevant code at the end of this answer) \bibintoc is effective and enables the inclusion.

And here is the solution:



\chapter{And now for something completely different}




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Only for interested readers

Here's the relevant portion of memoir.cls which shows that inclusion of bibliography in the ToC is the default.


  • Adding the code of the command just confuses this answer, IMO. Showing how to do it for the standard classes too might be more helpful. – Alan Munn Aug 26 '16 at 19:20
  • @AlanMunn: In standard classes there is no automatic addition of bibliography -- what should I show there then? Whatever I do there will be complains :-( – user31729 Aug 26 '16 at 19:22
  • Oops, you're right, I forgot the standard classes do it oppositely. But I still think you make things more complicated by adding the code. And there's another simple way to do this without \nobibintoc: \addcontentsline{toc}{\setcounter{tocdepth}{-1}} just before the \bibliography command. (Not needed for memoir but the simple way to exclude things usually I think. – Alan Munn Aug 26 '16 at 19:26
  • @AlanMunn: Do you really think that \addtocontents{...}{...} (!!!!) is easier than \nobibintoc for a (perhaps) not so experienced user, apart from eventually reversing it afterwards (depending on user's request)? ;-) – user31729 Aug 26 '16 at 19:32
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    No of course, not. And I didn't say that. But the memoir code fragment doesn't enlighten us on how to do it more generally, that's all, and this code fragment would. – Alan Munn Aug 26 '16 at 19:34

Just refer to Werner's simple and direct answer: make the command \addtocontents temporarily do nothing, add the bibliography, and then recover the command \addtocontents if it is required after the bibliography.

  • This is a legit answer; short but informative. – Symbol 1 Mar 20 '20 at 19:40

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