How can I get the title 'Bibliography' to be centered on the page using biblatex.

I'm using the report class. And I'm required to only have bibliography centered, not other sections.

I've tried a few things, all to no avail:

   \printbibliography[tile={\centering Title}]


   \renewcommand{\bibname}{\centering Title}

I should note that last one I've used before to center Table of Contents and other sections, but doesn't work here for bibliography.

I've tried a bunch of other things, none work.

Is there a way to center only the bibliography heading?


2 Answers 2


One possibility is to use \defbibheading:




  \chapter*{\centering #1}%


\chapter{A chapter}




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    Now, please consider adding a minimal working example (MWE)/minimal working example with bibliography (MWEB) to future questions. It not only spares those answering having to set up a working code for your problem, but it also supplies details you might not know are relevant. For example, for the above code I had to assume you are not using any \printbibliography options such as bibintoc, bibnumbered, subbibliography, subbibintoc etc. If any of those are used, the code would have to be adapted.
    – gusbrs
    Commented Mar 2, 2018 at 21:59
  • Thank, that works perfect. I will try to be sure to include MWE in the future. Thanks!
    – Nertskull
    Commented Mar 2, 2018 at 23:07

Quick and very dirty

\printbibliography[title={\hspace{190pt} References}]
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    Welcome. // That's truely "dirty", meaning, it will probably fail when you change the documents format.
    – MS-SPO
    Commented Jul 27, 2022 at 15:41
  • Thank you :) If that should prove to be the case, you can simply adapt "190" (just an approximation btw) to whatever new value fits best.
    – Sol Hator
    Commented Aug 2, 2022 at 14:04

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