Online courses & consultations

In our self-study courses you can learn how to use our services at any time and any place. To further your knowledge we also offer online training sessions on "Library Essentials". Further information on other courses and workshops that we offer can be found below. You will also find more information on workshops on reference management and the option of individual consultations.

Currently we offer online as well as in person courses and workshops.

Self-study courses

Self-study courses are compilations of online learning materials with which you can study the contents of a course yourself. Self-study courses are available on Moodle, the e-learning platform of the University of Bayreuth. You can register with your bt-ID. We currently offer the following English courses on Moodle:

Online training sessions and workshops

Our online training sessions include input on different library topics as well as interactive exercises. To participate in an online training session, you need a computer/laptop connected to the Internet with a Windows or Mac operating system and a current web browser (Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer). You will also need a speaker or headphones/headset. (Camera is not required.)

We currently offer the following online training sessions and workshops in English:

    Library introductions

  • Library Essentials – An introduction to Bayreuth University Library
  • In addition to the self-study course “Library Essentials - An Introduction to Bayreuth University Library (self-study)" we also offer an online training session. Please register for course dates using Moodle. Duration: about 60 min.

    Next dates:
    Tuesday, 11th October 2022, 3 pm (Registration optional)
    Wednesday, 9th November 2022, 4 pm (Registration optional)

    Contact: bibliotheksfuehrung@uni-bayreuth.de.

    Reference management

  • Citavi – English introduction
  • Our courses on reference management with Citavi are currently being offered as online workshops. Please register for course dates using Moodle. Duration: about 90 min.

    Next date: Thursday, 24th November 2022, 3 pm (online workshop, registration deadline: 23th November 2022)

    Contact: Email the Library's Citavi Support Team

  • Zotero- English introduction
  • Our courses on reference management with Zotero are currently being offered as online workshops. Please register for course dates using Moodle. Duration: about 90 min.

    Next date: Thursday, 1st December 2022, 3 pm (online workshop, registration deadline: 30th November 2022)

    Contact: Email the Library's Zotero Support Team



    Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any specific content-related requests or would like to arrange an individual date. Please send an e-mail to: bibliotheksfuehrung@uni-bayreuth.de.

Online consultations

Individual consultations

Are you looking for literature for your paper, bachelor's or master's thesis? Are you unsure which databases are suitable for your research or would you like to improve your search strategy? Do you need individual support with your literature research on a specific topic? You are welcome to arrange an individual and free online consultation appointment (usually up to 60 minutes) with us. Online consultations take place via MS Teams. By clicking on the Teams symbol below, you can book a free consultation slot.



Afterwards, please send an e-mail to
auskunft.ub@uni-bayreuth.de and briefly describe your questions so that we can prepare for the meeting. We will then send you the link to the MS Teams meeting.