Photocopying & Printing
Summer 2012 Update: CIS and the Library are working towards unifying the charging mechanisms for NPCS printing and Library photocopying, which will benefit users by simplifying the current arrangements. The charges for printing and copying will have to be harmonised as part of this move. Alongside the technical work the pricing model will be reviewed. The current photocopying cards will be phased out over the next year at the Bill Bryson Library and as the new devices are installed at other libraries. Existing photocopying cards should be used and not stock piled. Further information will be available in the Autumn.
Where are the photocopiers?
In the Bill Bryson Library there are self-service photocopiers on every floor of the building, including in the Short Loan area on Level 2.
In Palace Green Library there is one self-service photocopier at the end of the Local Studies room.
In the Leazes Road Library there is one self-service photocopier in the service area and one located off the corridor leading to the entrance of the Library.
In the Queen's Campus Library, Stockton there are self-service photocopiers in the Group Study area.
How do I pay for photocopying?
To use the Library photocopiers, you need to buy a photocopy card, which is inserted into the card reader attached to each photocopier. Photocopying cards can be purchased at copycard dispensing machines where available, or at the Library service desks.
How much does it cost?
A4 and A3 single-sided photocopies require 2 units and cost 10p. There are two types of cards you can purchase:
- 20 unit cards cost £1 and will allow you to make 10 A4 or A3 photocopies
100 unit cards cost £5 and will allow you to make 50 A4 or A3 photocopies
How many pages of a book can I photocopy?
Durham University holds a licence with the Copyright Licensing Agency. Under copyright law, you are permitted to copy one chapter of a book, or 5% of the total pages of a book, whichever is greater. Please familiarize yourself with copyright regulations for photocopying; these are displayed on the wall beside the machines.
What do I do with my photocopying card when I've finished with it?
Our photocopying cards are recyclable, so when you've finished using your card, please ensure that you hand it to a member of Library staff at the service desk or place it in the box provided.
How can I obtain copies of microfilms and microfiche?
The Bill Bryson Library and Palace Green Library have microform collections of material, including newspapers, and each has a self-service reader printer which use the standard photocopying card.
Please visit ITS web pages on printing to find out more about buying credits and using the printers in the library.