Branch Library 4 (Languages and Literature)



Library address
Heumarkt 2
Telephone +49 (951) 863-1557

Postal address
Postfach 27 05, 96018 Bamberg

Parcel post
Feldkirchenstraße 21 (Access via Am Heidelsteig), 96052 Bamberg

How to find the University Library
Opening hours
Technical equipment
Information leaflet [German only](1.7 MB)

Learning space24 in the Branch Library 4 – open 24/7

The learning space24 is open round the clock.
Please note the following:

  • Between 12:00 a.m. and 08:30 a.m. the lockers in the ground floor are not accessible. Instead use the lockers in the basement.
  • Please, borrow not-yet-borrowed books from the circulation desk before 12:00 a.m.
  • You reach the entrance/exit Stangsstraße through the staircase or the elevator. You gain access to the building using your student ID.

About the Library

In 2004, Branch Library 4 moved into the modern glass building and was completed with the extension building in 2017. Branch Library 4 offers literature of different philological disciplines, a broad collection of films on DVD, and children and youth literature. Additionally, you find foreign-language daily and weekly newspapers and exhibitions are held regularly.

Numerous workplaces are available. Furthermore, you find additional single workspaces, group workspaces, and a parent-child room in the extension building and the old building, Heumarkt 2.

Parts of the stacked literature is accessible via the open stacks.


About 529,000 volumes; approximately one fourth of which is open stacks

User options and loan periods

Range of subjects

  • General Linguistics and Literature
  • German Philology
  • English and American Language and Literature
  • Romance Philology
  • Slavonic Studies
  • Classical Philology
  • Oriental Studies

To find the key to the advanced RVK classification system for Oriental Studies, please click here [German only].


Approximately 200 reading desks, fitted with network connection, 4 rooms for individual students, 6 rooms for group work (one of which is fitted with an interactive whiteboard)

Where do I find what?

Overview charts


  • Open Stacks (40/ ... LI ... und 40/ ... LX ...)

Ground floor

    • Circulation Desk and Information
    • Textbook Collection
    • Course Reserves
    • General (A)
    • German Studies (G)
    • Greek and Latin (F)
    • Periodicals
    • Scanning Room
    • Copy Room
    • Theatre Shelf
    • Games
    • Lockers
    • Accessible WC
    • Baby Changing and Medical Room
    • Group Room
    • Carrels

    Level 1

      • General Linguistics and Literature (E)
      • Oriental Studies (E)
      • English and American Studies (H)
      • Romance Studies (I)
      • Slavic Studies (K)
      • DVDs
      • Copy and Scanning Rooms
      • Newspapers
      • Branch Library Director
      • Group Rooms
      • Carrels

      Level 2

      • Training Room
      • Branch Library Administration
      • Reading Room
      • Accessible WC
      • Parent & Child Room