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 with their University card.
The Xerox multi-function printers (MFPs) 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
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:
- Press any button to leave the machine's Energysaver mode.
- Swipe your University card on the card reader next to the MFP.
- Press the 'Copy' button.
- 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.
- Alter your copying settings as required and press the green button to copy.
- Finally, press the button beneath the key symbol in order to log out fully from the MFP.
Photocopying for non-University members
Photocopying facilities are available for non-University members. Please ask at a library Helpdesk for details.
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.