Access to digital services

In the branch libraries of the Bamberg University Library, you can use you own computer as well as library PCs. Many of the online services of the Library, e.g. databases and magazines that are subject to licence, require a VPN connection. A select number of databases can only be accessed on library PCs. We also provide our external users with computer stations to ensure the availability of our digital services for them.

Library PCs

You may use the library PCs to search literature or the internet and to use the online services of the library. All of the reader PCs are so-called zero clients. Students and staff have to login with their ba number, non-members have to login with the user number. All users are able to print and save documents on USB flash drives. Students and staff automatically get to their personal virtual desktop of the University of Bamberg and their network drive is mounted. To see the available software at the library PCs, visit the list of software installed on computers on campus. The software titles marked under the column heading “Bibliothek” are available for students at the library PCs.

Some library computers can only be used for searching the Online Catalogue. There is no login needed for these computers.

Please note the terms of use.

WIFI and LAN in the branch libraries

Free WIFI is available in all branch libraries for university members and for eduroam members (eduroam).

Please visit the pages of the Computing Centre to find out how to set up WIFI for different operating systems. In addition, you may borrow a USB key with the respective quick guides and any files you may need in each of the branch libraries.

You can access many online offers of the Library, e.g. databases and journals that are subject to licenses, on your own computer, provided you have internet access and have set up a VPN connection.

There are also some LAN workstations available. You can find them:

  • on the ground floor of Branch Library 1;
  • on the ground floor and in the basement of Branch Library 2;
  • in the Carrels (Level 1) and at some reading desks on Level 2 in Branch Library 3;
  • at Branch Library 4;
  • at some reading desks on Level 1 at Branch Library 5.

You may borrow a network cable (for a security deposit) at the Checkout Desk.

VPN (Virtual Private Network)

The Library offers ebooks, databases, journals, etc. that you can access on your own computer. However, you will need to have internet access and a VPN connection.

If you have trouble setting up VPN, please contact the Computing Centre for IT support.

Detailed instructions of the Computing Centre about VPN access [German only].