Printing, copying & scanning in the library

Copies have to be paid for with your Campus-Card/your reader’s card. Photocopiers and printing stations can only be used if you put enough money on your Campus-Card/your reader’s card.


Printing

  • Every user of the University Library of Bayreuth is able to print documents from their USB flash drive on the photocopiers in the library. Please note: Only PDF documents can be printed, other formats cannot be printed on the copiers.
  • University members can print documents from their own mobile device (via WIFI). Please check the instructions of IT Service Centre.
  • Druckstation
    A printing station
    Every user of the University Library of Bayreuth can print documents directly from the PCs located in the CIP-Pools on numerous printing stations on campus. The print job can be printed with your Campus-Card/reader’s card within 24 hours on any printing station. Some of them also offer prints in colour. In addition to PDF documents it is also possible to print PPTX documents or documents in jpg format.

    USB flash drives can be connected to any printing station. A survey of printing stations and details about colour printers is available here.



  • Log on to the PCs in the library

    The PCs in the Central Library and in all department libraries are acessible for all users. Students log on with their university-ID and the matching password, which they received from the students‘ office. The university-ID is also printed on the reverse of their Campus-Card.

    Employees of the university log on with their bt-ID and the matching password, which they received from the university administration. The bt-ID is on the reverse of their Campus-Card.

    External users receive their IDs during the registration in the Central Library or in the Department Library Law and Economics. An overview of different IDs is available here.

Making photocopies

There are photocopiers in every faculty building and in every department library. Printing in black/white is available. In the Central lLibrary as well as in the Department Libraries Law and Economics and Earth Sciences, printing in colour is possible at the “printing stations” (These are bigger than the normal photocopiers.). The IT Service Centre created a detailed list of the locations and functions of all devices.

If problems with the photocopiers or the printing station related to the Campus-Card occur, please have a look at the information listed here.

Scanning/Bookeye scanner

University members can scan single pages at the printing stations. These scan jobs can be downloaded from https://print.uni-bayreuth.de/ where they will be available for five days after scanning. Scanning is free of charge. This site gives an overview of all devices with scanning capabilities.
The usage of book scanners (Bookeye) in the Central Library and in all department libraries is free of charge. A USB flash drive is needed to store the scans. Documents up to A2 can be scanned. For copyright reasons, these scans are simple picture files without optical character recognition. The scans can be printed on our copiers from your flash drive.

Microfilm scanner

Microfiches or microfilms are still produced today, in particular for archiving newspapers on a reliable and space-saving archiving medium. Working with materials appears to be complicated but it is with a little practice they are quite simple to handle.
There are special devices in the Central Library to read these materialsand print thems on paper. The microfilm scanner additionally offers the possibility to digitize microfilms or microfiches and save them as PDFs or JPEGs on a USB flash drive.

A print from the microfilm or microfiche scanner costs 15 cent, a scan costs 10 cent. The readers and scanners are accessible Monday to Friday from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm. If you would like to use them, please contact the staff at the circulation desk or the information desk.

Costs

All copies from our copiers or printing station have to be payed for with your Campus-Card/reader’s card. Machines to put money on your card, so-called "Baraufwerter", are located in the Central Library and in the Department Library Law and Economics. Please note: This money cannot be used in the Mensa. There are two different electronic ‘wallets’ on the Campus-Card. One is for the library, copiers and Hochschulsport and the other one for Mensa.
For exact costs of copies/scans, please have a look at the lists which are posted next to the respective devices. A simple copy in black and white costs about 5 cent. Departments can apply for a card which covers these expenses via their ‘Kostenstelle’ (ITS-Portal – management – edit group identifier – new application).