The Bayreuth University Library keeps the second largest collection of Africa related books and media in Germany behind the Africa Special Collection of the Frankfurt University Library. It holds an extensive collection of Africa related media (special location in the Central Library), more than half of it in open shelves. The collection comprises nearly 160,000 volumes, over 3000 AV media with ca. 30,000 units, 200 current journals, over 5000 maps, aerial and satellite images as well as grey literature.
(slightly updated excerpt from: Afrikaforschung an der Universität Bayreuth, Hrsg. Institut für Afrikastudien IAS, Universität Bayreuth, Bayreuth 2008, S. 18)