All general IT areas within the University will have a Multi-functional Device (MFD) that provides self-service print, copy and scan facilities. Locations within the Library can be found on this floor plan. Most MFDs provide A3 and A4 size copies as well as reduction, enlargement and colour copy facilities.

The MFDs are activated by your Student ID card and charges will be deducted from your printing/photocopying quota. £10 is credited automatically to your quota each semester. If extra quota is needed there are two preferred options:

  • self-service kiosk adjacent to the Library Help Desk using your Student ID card.
  • and online payments using the desktop icon Paper Cut Icon or click here (on campus only).

It is NOT current policy to refund balances at the end of academic years.


Checking Your Printing/Photocopying Balance

Please ensure you have enough money in your account before sending your work to print. You can check your print/photocopy balance using the desktop icon or the self-service kiosk.

Help Guides


Printing From Mac


Large Format Printing

High quality colour posters, photos, banners and other large format prints can be produced on the Canon inkjet plotters within the Design Studio.

Print Sizes and Cost

  • A2 (420mm x 594mm) £1.25
  • A1 (594mm x 841mm) £2.50
  • A0 (841mm x 1189mm) £5.00

Help Guides


Library Printing Charges
Black & white, on A4 paper (single sided) £0.04
Black & white, on A4 paper (double sided) £0.07
Black & white, on A3 paper (single sided) £0.06
Black & white, on A3 paper (double sided) £0.11
Colour, on A4 paper (single sided)  £0.08
Colour, on A4 paper (double sided) £0.14
Colour, on A3 paper (single sided) £0.12
Colour, on A3 paper (double sided) £0.22

Other printers outside of the Library charge:
Black & white, on A4 paper £0.05
Black & white, on A3 paper £0.10
Colour, on A4 paper £0.15
Colour, on A3 paper £0.30
The plotters in the Design Studio charge £5 per square metre



In the Library there are seven multi-functional devices which can be used for scanning work. Any scanned documents will sent directly to your University email account.