Network of Bamberg libraries
Together with the Bamberg State Library and the Diocesan Library, the University Library forms an association or network for checking out books. This means that you can also request media from the other two libraries via the Online Catalogue and have them sent to any of our branch libraries or the other way around.
In the Online Catalogue, you will furthermore find some books held at other libraries which you can only read on site, e.g. at the Seminary Library or at the Library of the City Archives.
University Library cards are also valid at the State Library. Likewise you may check out books at the University Library if you present a library card issued by the State Library.
You can return items at any of the branch libraries or at the State Library.
Cooperation between the University and State Libraries
The Bamberg State Library works very closely with the University Library. In coordination with the University Library, it constantly complements its holdings, which have grown in the course of history, by acquiring new books for all fields of science. About half of the substantial printed matter holdings of the State Library are listed in the Online Catalogue. This covers all monographs since 1925, dissertations since 1970 as well as current magazines. So far, only a small portion of older holdings have been included in the Online Catalogue. Special holdings such as manuscripts, incunabula, and graphics are either listed in a separate catalogue or finding aid. Library staff will help you find those items.
When it comes to training librarians, the University and State Libraries also work very closely together.