Keeping track of your loans

Our library catalogue enables you to:

Please remember to keep track of you library account and to renew or return library materials when necessary. If you have any questions, please contact the library staff.

For further explanations and instructions please see our corresponding information sheet
Library catalogue (Research, Account Services, Interlibrary Loan).

Some notifications are sent via email. For more information please see notificiations by email.

Library ID and password

Your user number is on the back of your library card below the barcode. You need it for logging on to the library catalogue to order books or access your account (see Passwords of the University Library).

The default password for students of UBT is the date of birth in six digits (DDMMYY; e.g. 031093, when born on 3rd October 1993).
The default password for university staff and external users consists of the last six digits of the library user number.

You can change your password in your library accout if you want.

Please contact the reference desk via e-mail ( or phone (0921/55-3420), if you forgot your password.
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Working with lists to save research results

If you have found interesting results in the library catalogue which you would like to save for later, select and add them to a list of favourites.

Select a list in the upper left corner of the full record and click on “Save”. Alternatively select the relevant titles in your list of search results, select your list and click “Save”. Log into the catalogue to name lists and to save them permanently.

Choose the tab “My list” to create new lists and revise them, e.g. delete titles. It is also possible to export individual lists, print or send them via email, as you can do with a list of results.

For reasons of data protection, we do not store your library account history. Please use these lists to save the titles you have borrowed.

Return media by mail

You can return books by mail. Please send them to the following address:

Universitätsbibliothek Bayreuth
Universitätsstr. 30
95447 Bayreuth


The normal usage of the University Library is free of charge (admission, borrowing, reservations, etc.) but certain special services will require a fee to be paid (e.g. interlibrary loan for certain usergroups, overdue reminders, scan services). These special services and the corresponding costs can be found in our list of library fees.

On how to pay these fees via the library ID-card and its general usage please see the information sheet about the library fee system.

If you have questions concerning your fees, please contact us (telephone: 0921 / 55 – 6166, e-mail:

Lost or damaged books

Using books leaves marks on them. Please handle them with care.

In case library materials have been damaged, please inform our staff at the circulation desk when returning it, and read this information sheet . If you lose any of our materials, please report it immediately at the circulation desk of the corresponding department library.

Please do not highlight, underline or write comments in the books. Pencils are no exception. Please also refrain from using adhesive tape to fix torn pages.