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.
    Instructions can be found on laps.uni-bayreuth.de.
    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. Instructions can be found on laps.uni-bayreuth.de.

  • Shibboleth (Access from off campus)

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

    Select the option to login or choose an institutional login on the website of the respective publisher to access digital library content from off campus. The placement of the login option can vary for the different publishers, but in many cases it can be found in the top right corner. Then select the University of Bayreuth (or Bayreuth University Library) from the list of institutions offered, or search with the keyword "Bayreuth". Then log in with your bt-ID and the corresponding password. After that you may be redirected to the DFN website and will be asked to consent to their services.

    The list of publishers (including links) that are currently offering access via Shibboleth can be found here.



    Students who need support setting up the access modes for eduroam oder VPN/Proxy can contact the Laptop Service at the IT Service Center.
    By using these services, you acknowledge the IT user guidelines of the University.

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.