Admission requirements

Bayreuth University Library is one of the central facilities of Bayreuth University. Accordingly it is primarily responsible for providing literature and information to students and academics. The library card allows you to use the entire library system.

The use of the library (admission, lending, etc.) is free of charge. Costs can arise from loan periods not being met, charged orders for articles via interlibrary loan, scan orders, etc. The list of fees shows you what costs may be incurred and how much they may be. Fees incurred are paid via the library card.

The Allgemeine Benützungsordnung der Bayerischen Staatlichen Bibliotheken (ABOB) (general user regulations of the Bavarian State Libraries) and the EDV-Benutzungsregeln (EDP user regulations) of Bayreuth University Library apply to all patrons.

Students

You are automatically admitted for use, the student ID (Campus-Card) is also your library card. Your library user number starts with 0171... and is located on the back of your Campus-Card below the barcode. The default password is your date of birth (in six digits, without dots), e.g. 031083. You can change your password in your User details in the library catalogue.

Please change your address in cmlife. Should you lose your Campus-Card please contact the Student Administration Office.

Students who have exmatriculated can continue to use their library account for three months after the end of the semester. You will then receive a return request, which you must comply with. You can make full use of your current loan periods. New orders, reservations and loans are no longer possible.
If you would like to continue using the library beyond this time, you can have a library card for external users issued, provided you can prove in writing that you are a resident of Upper Franconia (except Bamberg and Forchheim, including their districs) or the northern Upper Palatinate.

Further information can be found under Information for students.

Summer University students can only use the library to a limited extent. Issueing of a library card and thus also orders, reservations, loans and interlibrary loans are not possible. However, you are welcome to consult the media located in the open stacks in the reading rooms.

Employees of Bayreuth University

Scientists, lecturers, doctoral students, but also non-scientific staff are also autmatically admitted for use. For employees, the employee ID (Campus-Card), which you receive from the Central University Administration, is also valid as a library card. Your library user number starts with 017... and is located on the back of your Campus-Card below the barcode. The default password are the last six digits of said user number. You can change your password in your User details in the library catalogue.

In case of change of address or loss, please contact the Central University Administration.

Further information can be found under Information for scientists and lecturers.

Exernal users

Please note the accessibility of the University Library during the Corona pandemic. At present, library cards can only be issued with an appointment. Please book an appointment online: library card appointments Main Library. Please bring all the required documents to the appointment (see below).

However, academically interested persons and students (16 years and older) from Upper Franconia (except Bamberg and Forchheim, including their districts) and the northern Upper Palatinate are also welcome to register as users of Bayreuth University Library. Issueing a library card is possible in the Main Library (more information here: Main Library) as well as the Departmental Library RW (more information here: Departmental Library RW).

Registration must be done in person. We require an official photo ID (identity card or passport wirth registration certificate).
The registration form must be completely filled in for registration. Minors also need the signature and a copy of the ID of their legal guardian. Unfortunately, no library card can be issued without a correctly completed application.

The validity of the library card is usually unlimited and admission is free of charge. A library card is valid for use in the Main Library, as well as all departmental libraries.

In case of change of address or loss, please contact us. A replacement card costs 20 euros. For external users, replacement cards are issued in the Main Library and the Departmental Library RW.

Further information can be found under Information for new library users or under information for teachers and students.