Guest Card

The Guest Card provides the opportunity to make use of the university’s various card-based services for a fee. The cards can be issued in any of the University of Bamberg’s six library branches. The card includes an electronic purse function which can be used to pay for meals in the university’s dining halls or for private copies, printing and scanning made using university photocopy machines.

In order to use the copy machines, the card must have an available balance of at least €0.80.

The guest card can also be used to access the ERBA library outside of the opening hours. Please contact the University Library's Usage Department by email ( If an activation can be made, the guest card must be validated after validation of the registration for the activation. Access to the ERBA library is possible from the following day.

Guest cards can now close the chipcard locker lockers in all branch libraries.

Cards can be returned to any of the university’s library branches. At the beginning of October 2023, a deposit of €15 was charged for the chip card. Due to budgetary regulations, your security deposit can only be returned as a bank transfer (cash is unfortunately not possible), and it is therefore necessary to fill in and sign this return voucher (it can also be provided by library staff). Your deposit will only be refunded if you have properly returned an undamaged card.

As University of Bamberg library staff cannot compensate you for any money left on your card, you should use any remaining balance in your electronic purse prior to returning the Guest Card. It is also possible to have student services (Studentenwerk Würzburg) pay out the remaining balance in cash.

point of contact for this:

Bamberg (Studentenwerk)


Studentenwerk Würzburg, Geschäftsstelle Bamberg
Austraße 37, 2.OG, Zi. 2.015, 96047 Bamberg
Tel. +49 931 8005-811
appointments by arrangement only