Bayreuth University Library remains closed

Due to the current requirements of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are closed until further notice (at least until 7 March 2021).
Due to the change in the Eleventh Bavarian Infection Protection Measures Ordinance (11. BayIfSMV), the University Library will be able to offer a collection service for urgently needed media from Monday, 25 January. More information on the collection service can be found here.

For students, we offer a payable book shipping service via DHL (also in the Bayreuth city area).

Staff who are on campus can request media by Hauspost. Please contact your departmental library for this. University teachers and all employees of the university can use Electronic Scanorder Application (ESA) for the provision of literature in digital form. A bt-ID is required for registration in ESA.
The procedure for expired loan periods will be suspended until further notice. No new late fees or reminder fees will be charged during the closure period. If possible, please extend your loan periods yourself via your library account in our online catalogue.
If you would like to return books, we place a blue box at the main entrance of the Main Library from Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can put your returns in this box. You do not need to make an appointment to return media. Alternatively, you can return media to us by post. Employees who are on campus can send media to us via the university's in-house mail ("Hauspost").
Bayreuth University Library provides university members with an extensive range of digital journals, e-books, and subject databases that are licensed from academic publishers. Most of those can also be accessed from private workplaces at home. This requires the installation of the Proxy in the Firefox browser. For research, you can use our online catalogue or our databases.
The information desk (0921/55-3420) will be staffed Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can also write us an email (

Any changes will be posted here.
Thank you for your understanding. We wish you all the best! Stay safe!

Last updated: 12 February 2021