Dear new library users,

If this is your first time with us, you have come to the right place. On this page we give you some tips for the first steps in using Bayreuth University Library.

Our terms of admission (in German)


Joining Bayreuth University Library

The library’s main task is to provide the students and staff of the University of Bayreuth with scientific information. University members are automatically registered as library users. Their Campus-Card serves as library card.
Members of the public (age 16 and above) from Upper Franconia (except Bamberg and Forchheim, including their Landkreise) and Northern Upper Palatinate can register themselves as users at the University Library Bayreuth.

Our terms of admission (in German)

The Structure of Bayreuth University Library

The University Library consists of the Main Library (including the Humanities Departmental Library), four Departmental Libraries on campus and one Departmental Library (Music Theatre Studies) in Thurnau.
The Main Library houses the central services of the library, such as cataloguing, acquisitions and interlibrary loan. Information desks are available in all library locations on campus. Media can be borrowed in all libraries in Bayreuth.

The campus map shows the different library locations.

Additional services and information

You are welcome to join our training courses which take place regularly.

Using the library and loaning books is free of charge. Fees and fines can be incurred for overdue media, for ordering articles via interlibrary loan, for scans etc. These fees are paid with money you charge on your library card.
Overview of library fees and fines

Please note that rules for behaviour are in place in all our libraries.

Using the internet in the library

Further questions?

Contact us.

Our information sheets