Photocopying and scanning

The University printers also provide photocopying and scanning facilities.

1. Photocopying costs

Paper size Single-sided Double-sided
A4 B&W 3p B&W 5p
Colour 18p Colour 32p
A3 B&W 7p B&W 13p
Colour 25p Colour 45p

2. How much of a library item can I photocopy?

Copyright regulations permit:

  • One article from any one issue of a journal, or up to 5% whichever is greater
  • Up to 10% of a pamphlet or short book of up to 200 pages
  • One chapter or up to 5% (whichever is greater) of a book or similar publication containing more than 201 pages
  • One poem or short story of up to ten pages from an anthology
  • The report of one case in law reports

All students and members of staff need to be aware of copyright issues in their dealings with print and electronic publications or unpublished work, in any format. Please make sure you have read the copyright regulations, which are placed near all main photocopying areas within our libraries.


1. Scanning is FREE

There is no charge for scanning.


2. How much of a library item can I scan?

Copyright regulations permit:

  • 5% of a book or journal; or,
  • one chapter, article, paper, or poem

All students and members of staff need to be aware of copyright issues in their dealings with print and electronic publications or unpublished work, in any format. Please make sure you have read the copyright regulations, which are placed near all main photocopying areas within our libraries.