Printing, copying & scanning in the library

The IT Service Centre offers printing stations in all libraries. These offer the option of printing in black and white or in colour, as well as a copy or scan function. Copies and printouts have to be paid for with your Campus-Card/your library card. Printing stations can only be used if you put enough money on your Campus-Card/your library card.


  • Every user of the University Library of Bayreuth is able to print documents from their USB flash drive on the printing stations in the library. Please note: Only PDF documents can be printed this way, other formats cannot be printed from your flash drive.
  • University members can print documents from their own mobile device (via WIFI). Please check the instructions of IT Service Centre.

  • Software installed in March 2020 enables "Mobile Print", i.e. printing from your smartphone or tablet. A document can be uploaded to from your mobile device. An app is not required; the link can be set as a bookmark in your browser. In addition to PDFs, web pages or mails can also be printed.

    Please note that no settings such as double-sided printing or colour selection are possible for Mobile Print. However, it is possible to send the print job from off campus via an own mobile device. The print job must be started on the device within six days using the Campus-Card.

    If you have any questions please contact Horst David (0921 / 55 - 3145, - 5207) or
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    A printing station
    Students and employees of the University 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 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.

    You can also connect your USB flash drive to any printing station and print from the flash drive. In thiy case, we advise you to only print PDF documents.

    An overview over all available printing stations with information on which devices can print in colour can be found on the website "Premises and equipment" of IT Service Center.

    If you encounter troubles with your Camps-Card, you can find useful information on this "site".

  • Log on to the PCs in the library

    The PCs in the Main Library and in all departmental libraries are accessible 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 backside of the 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 can be found on the backside of the Campus-Card.

    External users receive their IDs during the registration in the Main Library or in the Departmental Library RW. An overview of different IDs is available here.

Making photocopies

There are printing stations in every faculty building and in every departmental library. Printing in black/white as well as in colour is possible. The IT Service Centre created a detailed list of the locations and functions of all devices.

If problems with the printing stations related to the Campus-Card occur, please have a look at the information listed on the website "UBT-Campus-Card".

Scanning/Bookeye scanner

University members can scan single pages at the printing stations. These scan jobs can be downloaded from where they will be available for five days after scanning. Scanning is free of charge. Please note that you need the VPN to access this site from off campus.

Alternatively, it is possible to save your scans to your own USB flash drive by connecting it to the printing station. For this please use the function “Scan and save” of the printing station.

You can get an overview about all devices with a scan function here.
Members of the university as well as external users can use a Bookeye scanner free of charge in the Main Library and in every departmental library. You only need a USB stick/flash drive. Alternatively you can install the app "Scan2 Pad" on your mobile device. Scan2 Pad is available for free in the App Store as an app for download. (Unfortunately, the app is currently not available for Android users (updated: March 2024).)
At the end of the scanning process you have the possibility to download the scans immediately as PDF into iBooks or the bookshelf of Android or to export the file for example via mail. Scanning documents to app is possible in the Main Library and in all departmental libraries.
The Bookeye scanner allows scans to be made of documents up to a format of DIN A2 (please note, though, that scanning a format DIN A2 document is only possible on selected devices, such as the Bookeye scanner in the Main Library, next to the reading room for cultural studies).

For copyright reasons, these scans are simple picture files without optical character recognition. The scans can be printed on our printing stations from your flash drive if need be.

Microfilm scanner

Microfiches or microfilms are still produced today, in particular for archiving newspapers on a reliable and space-saving archiving medium. Working with these materials might appear to be complicated, but is actually quite simple to handle given a little practice.
There are special devices in the Main Library to read these materials as well as to print them 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.

The devices are accessible during the opening hours. An instruction on how to use theses devices, though, can only be given Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6.45 pm. There is no option of getting instructions on Saturdays and Sundays. If you would like to use one of the devices, please contact the staff at the circulation desk or the information team to place a reservation.

You can look up the prices for print-outs and scans on our list of fees.


All copies from our printing stations have to be payed for with your Campus-Card/library card. Machines to top up money onto your card, so-called "Baraufwerter", are located in the Main Library and in the Departmental Library RW. 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 and printing stations and the other one is for the 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 cents. Departments can apply for a card which covers these expenses via their ‘Kostenstelle’ (ITS-Portal – management – edit group identifier – new application).