Sending books

Due to the corona pandemic, the Bamberg Universtity Library offers its users who live outside of the Bamberg city area a shipping service for urgently needed literature by mail.

  • Please order your required literature via the online catalogue to the Branch Library from which most of the media originates. This helps us to minimize delivery delays.
  • Then fill out out the form and specify the Branch Library, to which you have ordered your books.

Next we will review, if it is possible to send your requested items via mail.

Delivery time
Before you use this service, please keep in mind the preparation and sending of your requested items may take a few days. The University Library has no influence on the delivery time of the supplier DHL. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the time of delivery.

Return and liability
Please adhere to the loan periods. Returning of items is possible in the branch libraries (as soon as they are reopened), by using the book return boxes in front of branch libraries 3 and 4, as well as inside the ERBA-buiding (opening hours for the building: Mo-Fr 6 am to 7 pm) or by mail to the following adress:
Universitätsbibliothek Bamberg
- Ausleihe -
Feldkirchenstraße 21
Zufahrt: Am Heidelsteig
96052 Bamberg

The return by mail is at your own expense. Please use sturdy packaging. In case of loss or damage you will have to assume liability from the moment of dispatch on.

Conditions of sending books

  • The number of items to be send is limited to five items per person per week.
  • Shipping is only available to users who live outside the Bamberg city area. Bamberg citizens should borrow their media in the branch libraries.
  • Shipping is only available within Germany.
  • The service includes items from the collections of the University Library, the State Library and the Metropolitan Chapter that are desginated for use outside of the library.
  • Excluded from this service are inter library loans, reference holdings, items in course reserves and local institute collections, audio, Informations- und Präsenzbestand, Medien in Semesterapparaten und Handapparaten, audio-visual items, as well as journals and bound journal volumes.
  • Shipping requests for items currently on loan are not possible.