Branch Library 5 (History and Geo Sciences)

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Library address
Am Kranen 3
Telephone +49 (951) 863-1558
teilbibliothek5.ub(at)uni-bamberg.de

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)

About the Library

Next to the baroque slaughterhouse erected in 1742, the new building of the Branch Library 5 blends right it. It was built from 1984 until 1987 where there used to be a butcher's shop built way back in 1863.

The library is idyllically situated near the old town hall where Little Venice begins. From their reading desks, students and visitors benefit from the magnificent view of Bamberg Cathedral, the New Residence, and Michelsberg Abbey. The rather unique floorplan of the reading halls adds to a pleasant working atmosphere inside the building.

Holdings

About 272,000 items, 85,000 of which are open access holdings, and 689 current periodicals.

About 20,000 geographical maps (housed in the university building Am Kranen 1, but managed by the Institute of Geography).

User options and loan periods

Range of subjects

  • History
  • Archaeology
  • History of Art
  • Historic Preservation Studies
  • European Ethnology
  • Geography

Equipment

100 reading desks (some of them fitted with network connection), 2 rooms for group work, 4 carrels

Where do I find what?

Overview charts(1.2 MB)

Ground floor

  • Textbook collections for all subjects
  • Geography (R)
  • Geography term reserve list

Level 1

  • Archaeology and History (NB - NY)
  • Archaeology and History term reserve lists
  • Journals for all subjects of the Branch Library 5 (TB 5) as from 1985 (ZG, ZH, ZU)

Level 2

  • General lexica (A - G)
  • European Ethnology (LB - LC)
  • Classical Archaeology (LE - LG)
  • History of Art, including Historic Preservation Studies (LH - LO)
  • Term reserve lists for History of Art, Historic Preservation Studies, and European Ethnology