York Print Plus kiosk

Print, copy & scan

There are a number of printing, copying and scanning facilities within the Library and elsewhere on campus.

York Print Plus is the main self-service printing, copying and scanning service for students and staff.

York Print Plus

Copyright

When printing, copying and scanning, you must follow the copyright regulations. Guidelines are posted next to all York Print Plus devices.

See the Copyright pages for more information.

York Print Plus devices are available in a number of locations in the Library buildings, including:

  • JB Morrell Library Key Texts Collection
  • JB Morrell Library ground floor (wheelchair accessible device)
  • JB Morrell Library print hubs on the first and second floors
  • Harry Fairhurst building (ground, first and second floors)
  • King's Manor Library

For other locations and more information about York Print Plus, see:

You can top up your account online, or using the cash kiosk in the JB Morrell Library.

Please note, visitors can use the photocopying facilities, but are not able to print or scan:

Microfilm & microfiche printing

There is a microfilm and microfiche printer in the Raymond Burton Library Humanities Research Reading Room. There is also a printer available in the Borthwick Institute.

The printer is set up to copy microfilms. The zoom lens allows you to enlarge or reduce the areas you want to copy.

To copy from microfiche the lens needs to be changed. Please ask at the Help Desk for an attendant to do this for you.

Photocopy prepayment card

For microfilm and microfiche you'll need a photocopy prepayment card to pay for your copies.

Please note, payment is separate from the York Print Plus system.

You can buy your card and add credit to it at the machines in the Raymond Burton Library Reading Room.

The machine accepts the following:

  • 50p, £1 and £2 coins
  • £5, £10 and £20 notes

A bonus system will add an extra 50p if you add £5 of credit, £1 if you add £10 and £2 if you add £20.

Charges for microfilm and microfiche printing

ServiceCharge
Prepayment card £2
(Card £1 plus £1 credit)
A4 printing 20p
(single sided)
A3 printing 30p
(single sided)

Please note:

  • Print your email address on the front of the card, so that we can return it to you if it's found.
  • If you lose your card, ask at the Help Desk to see if it has been handed in
  • We are unable to give refunds, so don't add more credit than you need.

Design & Print Solutions

For the following services, please contact Design and Print Solutions, the University printing service:

  • Advertising and publishing events, eg posters and flyers
  • Lecture notes
  • Projects, essays, theses 
  • Overhead transparencies
  • Colour copies onto A4 paper (originals can be reduced or enlarged as appropriate)
  • Copies made on photographic paper

Digitisation

We can digitise a range of different material and are happy to talk to you about your requirements.

The following information will help us tailor our service to your needs:

  • What is the nature of the material to be digitised? Is it a book, photographs, loose documents, large maps or plans? Are they unique or published documents?
  • How many items are there (and if a book, how many pages)?

Books

  • What condition are the documents in? If the documents are fragile this may impact on our handling of them and the digitisation methodology
  • Do you have any specific requirements regarding file format or resolution of the digital copies?
  • Do you have the creator's or rights-holder's permission to copy this material? Perhaps it's your own work. Or if the creator died more than 70 years ago, it may be out of copyright.

 Email the details to borthwick-institute@york.ac.uk for a quote.

Find out more

For more information about our specialist digitisation services, please see:

Large format books

The Library has launched a digitisation service for books that are too large to be scanned using the York Print Plus machines.

Students and staff can now submit a request for electronic copies from any book larger than A3. These scanned sections will then be delivered to you as pdf files unless otherwise specified.

To submit a request, please take your selected book to the Help Desk and complete a request form.

Files will be sent by email or via the University DropOff Service (for large files) within three working days (Mon-Fri).

Please note:

  • There is currently no charge for this service
  • Digitisation is only available for books larger than A3
  • Photocopying is not included in this service
  • Only digital copies will be provided