Bayreuth University Library

Bayreuth University Library is a central institution of the University of Bayreuth and the most important scientific library in the region. Its main task is to provide literature and information for scientists and students at the University of Bayreuth.The University Library also offers access to information for the general public.

In addition to the Main Library, which includes the Departmental Library for Humanities, there are six other departmental libraries,

The holdings of Bayreuth University Library include approximately 2.3 million items in total. Including books, journals and audiovisual media, as well as numerous licensed electronic journals and e-books. The University Library’s special collections include holdings in the fields of African Studies and Music Theatre, as well as several collections of regional, historical significance. Using those holdings, especially loaning books, is also free of charge for the interested public.

Bayreuth University Library supports researchers with a wide range of advisory and infrastructure services. Academics who would like to publish their research results in Open Access have access to the publication server EPub Bayreuth in addition to the possibility of financial support. The University’s bibliography ERef Bayreuth contributes to the visibility of Bayreuth research. In addition, Bayreuth University Library is involved in the cross-institutional team Research Data Management@UBT.

The Teaching Library Team of Bayreuth University Library offers a wide range of courses for different target groups on practice-relevant topics. With training courses on literature research or reference management, online tutorials or individual consultations, the library supports you with your studies and further education.

Bayreuth University Library coordinates the focal points of its work with the Presidential Advisory Committee for University Library Affairs (Library Committee). Under the chairmanship of Prof. Markus Möstl (Faculty III), new library services are presented in regular meetings, the allocation of funds is discussed and the budget distribution to the subjects is decided. The following continue to be represented in the Presidential Committee: Prof. Michael Dettweiler (Faculty I), Prof. Matthias Ullmann (Faculty II), Prof. Gabriele Sommer (Faculty IV), Prof. Carlos Kölbl (Faculty V), Prof. Christina Roth (Faculty VI), Prof. Kai Purnhagen (Faculty VII) a student representative and Director Ralf Brugbauer (Bayreuth University Library) as well as guest Dr. Nicole Kaiser (Provost – University Administration).

Further interesting information has been published in the annual report of the University Library on EPub Bayreuth, the document server of the University of Bayreuth, since 2009.