Photocopying and scanning

Inside printer

What to expect: We know that lots of you will need to scan and photocopy work as the new academic year gets under way. To make this a safe process all scanning and copying will be completely cashless, meaning that you can quickly top up your printing account whenever and wherever you like!  

When using a printer to scan or copy in one of the library spaces, wearing a face covering and keeping a 2-metre distance whilst queuing and printing will help ensure everyone’s safety. Look out for our informational signage at each print station demonstrating how to sanitise the print station before and after use.

Photocopying costs

Printing Cost per sheet
Black & White A4 (single-sided) 3p
Black & White A4 (double-sided) 5p
Black & White A3 (single-sided) 7p
Black & White A3 (double-sided) 13p
Colour A4 (single-sided) 18p
Colour A4 (double-sided) 32p
Colour A3 (single-sided) 25p
Colour A3 (double-sided) 45p

How much of a library item can I photocopy?

Copyright regulations permit:

  • One article from any one issue of a journal, or up to 10% whichever is greater
  • Up to 10% of a pamphlet or short book of up to 200 pages
  • One chapter or up to 10% (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and members of staff need to be aware of copyright issues in their dealings with print and electronic publications or unpublished work, in any format.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.

Scanning is FREE

The scanning service is free, but you can't use it if you have a negative balance on your print account.

Please note:The default scanning setting is colour, but you can change it to black and white in Scan Settings > Type > Black&White.

How much of a library item can I scan?

Copyright regulations permit:

  • 10% 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and members of staff need to be aware of copyright issues in their dealings with print and electronic publications or unpublished work, in any format.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.