Coronavirus: Service Information

By order of the Bavarian State Government there are still strict restrictions concerning the loaning of items and the usage of the reading rooms in our branch libraries.

All of our online services are still available to you. Please use our E-Books, E-Journals and databases.

Please also note the University's Corona FAQ.

We thank you for your understanding and wish you all the best! Stay healthy and take care of yourself and others!

Borrowing books and using the reading rooms

Branch libraries 1 and 2 and ERBA library

Unfortunately, access to the reading rooms is currently not possible.

If you want to borrow books and other items you can order them in the Bamberg Catalogue for pickup at a branch library. Please make an appointment online if you want to pick up your books at Branch library 1 or 2 or at the ERBA library.

Branch libraries 3, 4 and 5

From 29.06.2020 onwards, branch libraries 3, 4 and 5 are open to the public without prior appointment. You can pick up ordered books and use the reading rooms as follows:

Monday - Friday8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Occupancy 3/4/5

We are very pleased to see you again in our branch libraries, but we must still ask you to strictly adhere to some regulations:

  • The number of people who may be in a branch library at the same time is limited. Please inform yourself online about the number of free places. When you leave the library, your workstation is immediately available to other users.
  • Please disinfect your hands when entering the library.
  • Please keep a minimum distance of 1.50 metres to other people.
  • Wearing a mouth-nose cover is obligatory, at workplaces you can remove the cover.
  • Due to the above-mentioned distance rules, group work is not possible at the moment. The group rooms remain closed.
  • Please use the self-collection racks and the self-checkout stations to borrow books.
  • Non-university members must give their contact details at the entrance in order to trace possible chains of infection.

Thank you for your understanding!


Returning books and other items

From June 29th onwards, you can return borrowed books and other media at the branch libraries 3, 4 and 5. You are also welcome to use the book return boxes in front of branch libraries 3 and 4 and in front of the ERBA library. It is also possible to return media as a parcel post.

Please observe the loan periods so that the media are available to other users.