A guide to photocopying, including information on copyright, digitisation and plagiarism.

Access to photocopying facilities

There are self-service photocopying facilities at most Library Sites. A touchpad terminal is available on most copiers, through which students and staff can access credit in their printing account to pay for copying by swiping their University card.

The Xerox multi-function printers in Libraries allow both registered University users and non-University members to photocopy.

Multi function printers which allow photocopying can also be found in Open Access labs.

Payment for copying

All users of the open-access computers have a printing/photocopying account. You must have enough credit in your account before you can print.

How to photocopy on open-access Xerox machines

On the Xerox MFPs available at most Libraries, users can, after making sure they have their University card with them and enough credit in their printing/copying account, photocopy by doing the following:

  1. Press any button to leave the machine's Energysaver mode.
  2. Swipe your University card on the card reader next to the MFP.
  3. Press the 'Copy' button.
  4. If you are using one of the Mono (Black-and-White) MFPs, place the piece of paper you are copying on the right-hand-side of the platten (glass) as you face it before proceeding. If you are using one of the Colour MFPs, place your paper on the left-hand-side.
  5. Alter your copying settings as required and press the green button to copy.
  6. Finally, press the button beneath the key symbol in order to log out fully from the MFP.

Photocopying for non-University members

Non-University members or guests wanting to photocopy using the Xerox MFPs may first go to the main Helpdesk in that Library to be issued with a copycard (for which there is a £1 charge) before following the same instructions as listed above.

Photocopying and Copyright

Please remember: all copying is subject to relevant legislation and licensing.

Photocopied, photographic and digitised reproduction from published material is subject to copyright law. The University has signed up to a Higher Education licensing scheme which covers related activities, and also has a policy on plagiarism.

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