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Library Essentials: Print/Copy/Scan

Printing & Photocopying in UCC Library

Charges per page

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 Smartcard with enough credit on it.  Top up your card online or at the cash machine (notes only) in the Q Floor Photocopy Room of the Boole library and in the cafe in Boston Scientific Health Sciences Library in Brookfield. 

There is more information on the Smartcard Office website.

Printing is networked so you can print from any IT Services PC in any location within the Boole and Brookfield Libraries. 

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

Location of MFDs (Multifunctional Devices - Printers/Copiers/Scanners)

 8 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 hours, or they'll be deleted.

Colour Printing & A3 Copying

Q floor Copy room - first machine on right. 

Q+3 Copy room -  first machine on left. 

Brookfield Library -  in the basement.

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

Scanning in UCC 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

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.



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.