Access to digital services

In the branch libraries of the Bamberg University Library, you can use you own computer as well as library PCs. Many of the online services of the Library, e.g. databases and magazines that are subject to licence, require a VPN connection. A select number of databases can only be accessed on library PCs. We also provide our external users with computer stations to ensure the availability of our digital services for them.

WIFI and LAN in the branch libraries

Free WIFI is available in all branch libraries for university members and for eduroam members (eduroam).

Please visit the pages of the Computing Centre to find out how to set up WIFI for different operating systems. In addition, you may borrow a USB key with the respective quick guides and any files you may need in each of the branch libraries.
Please report WIFI connection faults directly to the Computing Centre using this form.

You can access many online offers of the Library, e.g. databases and journals that are subject to licenses, on your own computer, provided you have internet access and have set up a VPN connection.

There are also some LAN workstations available. You can find them:

  • on the ground floor of Branch Library 1;
  • on the ground floor and in the basement of Branch Library 2;
  • in the Carrels (Level 1) and at some reading desks on Level 2 in Branch Library 3;
  • at Branch Library 4;
  • at some reading desks on Level 1 at Branch Library 5.

You may borrow a network cable (for a security deposit) at the Checkout Desk.

VPN (Virtual Private Network)

The Library offers ebooks, databases, journals, etc. that you can access on your own computer. However, you will need to have internet access and a VPN connection.

If you have trouble setting up VPN, please contact the Computing Centre for IT support.

Detailed instructions of the Computing Centre about VPN access [German only].