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Library Essentials - get started with using the library: Print, copy and scan

A guide for students

Printing, photocopying and scanning

There are multi-functional printer/photocopier/scanners available in the Library and Computer Rooms.

To access the multi-functional devices and the top-up machine, SGUL students should register their ID card on the system. NHS staff should login manually.


Printing and photocopying costs

There are charges for printing and photocopying which you can pay for via your printing account .

The latest printing cost details can be found on the SGUL Portal for SGUL staff and students.

NHS staff can ask at the Library Helpdesk for current costs.

Scanning is free of charge.

Instructions for scanning can be found below and on the notice boards near the printers.

Scan to Email Instructions - PDF



Scan to USB Instructions - PDF


Topping up your printing account

Top up machine in Computer room next to Library on 1st Floor Hunter Wing

There is a top-up machine located in the main Computer Room next to the Library. Tap your ID card on the reader or manually type in your username and password to check your printing balance.

If the machine does not recognise your card, follow the instructions above to register your card on a printer first.


Library Helpdesk:

Members of library staff can top up your account for you if necessary.

Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm

Sending work to print

When you send a document to print, you'll need to choose whether you want to print in Black and White or Colour.

image of black and white printer
- For Black and White choose:
pcmf-01\Secure Mono Duplex


- For Colour choose:

pcmf-01\Secure Colour Duplex

The printers default to double-sided printing, if you want to change this to single-sided do so in the Settings options before clicking Print.

When you send the job to print it will calculate the cost of the printing and ask you to accept it, please do so.

Collecting work from the printer

Go to any multi-functional device to release your printing.

Touch-in with your SGUL ID card, or manually enter your username and password (also the option for NHS staff registered with the Library).

Select My Prints on the touch screen,  then select the document(s) you want to print and press the Start button.

Note: All of the multi-functional devices print in both Black and White and Colour.

Printing LibGuide

You can also print from a mobile device or from your own laptop at home. To find out more, see our 'All you need to know about printing' LibGuide.