Library Services


Photocopying, Printing and Scanning Services

Information on how users can photocopy, print and scan items when using our libraries.

UCL users: registering your ID card

UCL users need to register their UCL ID cards when using an MFD for the first time by following the procedure below:

  1. Touch your card on the MFD reader.
  2. Enter your UCL username in the format of: 'ucylxxx' or similar when prompted, and then press 'Done'.
  3. Enter your UCL password and press 'Done'.
  4. You have now successfully logged in and are presented with three options - 'Copy', 'E-mail' (scan) or 'Pull Print' (print).
  5. To log out when you have finished, you must either touch your ID card again or hit the green button with a key symbol followed by the log out button on the display screen.
  6. For all future sessions, you will only need to touch your UCL ID card on the MFD reader.

Video quick guide: Using Multi-Function Devices (MFDs)

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For further details, please see ISD's How to Guides and Help.

Non-UCL users

All UCL visitors including UCL alumni and NHS staff can only photocopy from our Multi-Function Devices. Photocopy credit can be purchased via credit/debit card from one of the card loader kiosks. Please see Adding Photocopy Credit for a UCL Guest or Visitor for further details.

Photocopying and Printing Prices

UCL students are allocated £12 of free credit at the start of the academic year, after which, they need to pay for additional credit online.

Pricing for photocopying and printing is as follows:

SizeColour typeSingle or double sidedCost
A4Black and whiteSingle-sided5p
A4Black and whiteDouble-sided5p
A3Black and whiteSingle-sided15p
A3Black and whiteDouble-sided20p

Scanning is free for all UCL users.

UCL students can buy additional credit online.