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Photocopying and Scanning

Photocopying and Scanning
Self-service photocopying and scanning facilities are available on-site.

To use the photocopier you will need to purchase credits from library staff. The following prices will apply with a minimum charge of £2:

A4 b&w £0.20
A4 b&w double-sided £0.38
A3 b&w £0.40
A3 b&w double-sided £0.78 
A4 colour  £0.50 
A4 colour double-sided  £0.98 
A3 colour  £1.00 
A3 colour double-sided  £1.98 
Scan  £0.12 

Prices are inclusive of VAT.

Visitors may photocopy, scan or take digital photos of some material: these services do incur a fee, paid for during your visit, and copyright law must be adhered to at all times.

If you require copies of material from the archive, please be aware that requests for copies of archival materials are charged on a case-by-case basis, and not all of the collections are able to be copied. For more information, please see our Archival Materials and Images page.


Copyright law must be adhered to at all times. For the purposes of research and private study, individuals are permitted to make single copies of copyright material not exceeding:

  • one single chapter from a book, or one article from a single journal issue or set of conference proceedings, or
  • 5% of a given work
  • 10 pages in the case of a single poem or short story from a collection

For users who are unable to visit the library in person, photocopying for the purposes of research and private study can usually be carried out by library staff on behalf of individuals, subject to the following conditions:

Read our Library & Archives Privacy NoticeSee also our full Corporate Privacy Notice.


Details on fees and invoicing for photocopying and scanning are available on our fees page