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Library Essentials - get started with using the library

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.

Step 1: Scan your ID underneath the screen   Step 2: Enter your username and password   Step 3: press OK

Printing and photocopying costs

Good news - printing and copying are free for students!

NHS staff can top-up their account at the Library Helpdesk during staffed hours.

Black & White printing:

A4: 5p per sheet, 6p double-sided
A3: 9p per sheet, 11p double-sided

Colour printing:

A4: 18p per sheet, 27p double-sided
A3: 27p per sheet, 33p double-sided

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.

- 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.


Scanning is free of charge for all users.

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



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.