Library use

Basics of use


The library of Hof University is accessible to all interested persons. The use based on the General Regulations on the Use of Bavarian Public Libraries (Allgemeine Benützungsordnung der Bayerischen Staatlichen Bibliotheken - ABOB).

University members
The CampusCard is also your library card. With the CampusCard you have 24h access to the library. 
Starting with the summer semester 2022, your user account will be created automatically. 

External users
Our library is also open to users from Hof and the surrounding area. In order to register in the library, you will need to show your identity card or passport. 
Download Application form

The CampusCard Hof is the library card for both libraries (Hof and Münchberg). You need your card for borrowing books. Please report a loss of the CampusCard immediately, so that you are not held liable for misuse of your card by third parties.


  • is free after getting a library card
  • the loan period is 4 weeks
  • the loan period is shorter during exam time
  • reminder per email before loan period expires. There is no guarantee for getting the reminder
  • you can have a look at your user account in the library catalog or at the self-service-terminal
  • it is possible to borrow 30 books at the same time


  • if you don't return or renew the items you have borrowed on time, you have to pay overdue fines
  • 1st reminder: 7,50 €, 2nd reminder: 10 €, 3rd reminder: 20 €
  • new: the first and second reminder will be sent by email. (The third and fourth reminders will continue to be sent by registered mail.)
  • note that the user account is locked until payment of overdue fines and the return of the media
  • you can pay the fees using the Campus Card at the service-terminal or by bank transfer


  • All students will receive 6 automatic renewals of the loan period after the basic loan period has expired
  • If a borrowed book is reserved by another user, there will be no renewal - you will be prompted by email to return the book.
  • The automatic renewals of the loan period is not possible for media borrowed via interlibrary loan. In this case, please contact the library team.

Reserving and ordering

  • in our catalog you can reserve media which are borrowed from other users
  • you get an email when you can pick up the ordered media in the library
  • reserved media must be picked up within 5 days

Interlibrary loan


All registered users of the university library can use interlibrary loan to order media that are not in the university library's holdings.


  • It is possible to order media (books and articles) through interlibrary loan from other libraries (if they are not available at the Hof University Library)
  • For searching and ordering please use the library catalog.
  • Information sheet


  •  is free of charge for internal users
  •  for guest users : 3.00 € per medium (upon successful delivery)
    please note: cancallation of order is not possible

Copies of an article

  •  up to 40 pages: 1.50 €

Reserve collection


These media are selected by professors and lecturers for a period of a semester. They have the lending classification 300 (Hof) and 3000 (Münchberg) - they are for library use only.

You can find the reserve collection in Hof in front of the carrels, in Münchberg in the copy-room of the library.

Overview of all reserve collections in Moodle (with links to the fulltext of ebooks)

Library facilities and equipment


 Library in Hof

  • two group study rooms (please note: only 4 persons!)) – reservation
    (tutorial "How to make a reservation for a group study room?")
  • 4 Carrels
  • reading rooms
  • PC-room, printer, copy machines, book scanner
  • self-service terminal with a box for returned media
  • Headset, presenter, scanmarker  - lending for 1 day
  • caddies
  • lockers – only accessible during regular opening hours


 Library in Münchberg

  • reading room
  • printer, copy machine, scanner
  • self-service terminal     
  • caddies
  • Headset, presenter, scanmarker  - lending for 1 day




Campus Hof

95028 Hof

Campus Münchberg

Kulmbacher Str. 76
95213 Münchberg

Campus Kronach

Kulmbacher Straße 11
96317 Kronach

Fon: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 3000

Campus Selb

Wittelsbacher Str.41
95100 Selb
Fon: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 3000