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Library Essentials: Print/Copy/Scan

Everything you need to know to get started in the Library

Printing, Photocopying and Scanning in UCC

Pay Printing is in operation in all Open Access Student IT Centres including Libraries.

For full details of these services please check out the Student IT website, below.

Printing, Photocopying and Scanning in UCC Library

The charges per page are:

  Black & White Colour (Boole, Q & Q+3 floors & Brookfield Library)
A4 6¢ per page (Printing & Photocopying) 20¢ per page 
A3 14¢ per page (Photocopying only) 40¢ per page 









To print or copy, you will need a student smartcard with sufficient funds on the card.  You can top up your card online or at the cash machine in the Q Floor Photocopy Room (notes only).

There is more information on the Smartcard Office website.

Printing is networked in UCC Library.  Work may be printed from any IT Services PC in any location within the Boole Library and Boston Scientific Health Sciences Library.  

Wireless printing is also available for those who have already set up this function on their device.

Location of Printers/Copiers 

 8 Multifunction Devices (MFDs - print/copy/scan) in the Copy Room on Q floor

 4 in each of the Copy Rooms on Q+1, Q+2 and 3 on Q+3.

 2 MFDs in the Boston Scientific Health Sciences Library.

You can also retrieve print jobs in any of the IT Services Labs around campus.

Collect any print jobs within 6 hrs, or they'll be deleted.

Printing & Copying are available in CUH Library but this system uses photocopy cards which can be purchased from the CUHL desk.

Colour Printing

Available on Q floor (first machine on right) and Q+3 (first machine on left) and in Brookfield Library in the basement.

To print in colour: When printing from  an IT Services Student PC, choose "SIT Print extra formats colour" at the file /print stage.

A3 Copying

Available on Q floor and ion Q+3 of the Boole Library and in Brookfield Library.



Scanning to USB is available on all MFDs at no cost. 

    Insert USB key
    Place document to scan on the device
    Select Workflow Scanning
    Select USB template
    Press the green button to scan document


The copying of material is permissible only under certain conditions, so please read the notices displayed near the photocopiers in the library. You can also read the Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000 for further details or consult the paper copy in the Law Library, Q+2.

How to save money on Printing

Always “Print Preview” before printing and then choose which pages you really want e.g. some web pages are made up of different frames (boxes) and each prints on a separate page.

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