Accessing the Internet in the libraries

Members of the University (Students and staff)

  • Eduroam (on campus)

    Eduroam ("education roaming") allows all members of a university and other participating institutions to access (encrypted) the wireless Internet at their home institution as well as all at participating institutions worldwide.
    Please note: The number of available slots is limited. Please register only with the device you are currently using and log out so that others can access the network.

  • VPN/Proxy (Access from off campus)

    Staff and students can access our licensed contents from outside campus via VPN/Proxy. There are a few exceptions: Amadeus, Beck-online, Beck e-Bibliothek, Juris, Wolters Kluwer Online (JURION) and Zephyr (October 2019).

  • Shibboleth (Access from off campus)

    Shibboleth is an authentication and authorization system for web applications. It allows to use different applications with a single sign-on, both on campus and from outside. The installation of additional software is not required as opposed to access via VPN.

    Select the University of Bayreuth from the list of institutions displayed on publishers' websites. Then log in with your bt identification and the corresponding password.
    The follwoing publishers are currently offering access via Shibboleth: Springer Nature, Wiley.

  • Students who need support setting up any of these access modes can contact the Laptop Service at the IT Service Center.
    By using these services, you acknowledge the IT user guidelines of the University (German) an.

For externals users of Bayreuth University Library

Patrons of the library who are not members of the University can use BayernWLAN. Prior registration is not necessary. Eine vorherige Registrierung ist nicht notwendig. For further details see IT Service Center -> "Access for Guests (@BayernWLAN)".

For legal reasons, access to our licensed electronic media (e-books, e-journals, databases) is only possible on the PCs in the library. A valid library card/campus card is required for logging on to the PCs.

For registered library users computers with internet access are available in all our libraries. See Passwords for the University Library for the log in information.