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Whipple Library

Department of History and Philosophy of Science

The Library has a multi-function device (MFD) for printing, scanning and photocopying in black & white and colour, A4 and A3. This is the only colour printer in the Department.

Library's MFD on level 2To print, scan or photocopy at the Whipple you will need your blue University card or white University Library card, and for printing also your UIS password.

Our system uses the University's DS-Print service, which is also used in several Colleges and other departments. You can choose whether to add credit to your common balance, which you can use to pay for printing at any printer in the scheme (e.g. at your College/another department, but not at the UL), or to the local balance, which can be used at the Whipple only.

  • Add to your common balance online. Please note that there is a minimum charge of £1. Any unspent credit at the end of your course cannot be refunded.
  • Add to your local balance in cash at the Whipple Library staff desk. There is no minimum charge.

Files can be sent to the MFD for printing from your own computer, tablet or smartphone.

University Information Services: How to Print

Please ask Library staff if you need help with the printing, scanning and photocopying service.

The DS-Print service is available to current staff and students of the University only at present. Departmental Visitors (including visiting fellows, scholars and students) and external Library users who need to print or photocopy should speak to a member of Library Staff. Unfortunately it is not possible to offer self-service scanning to Visitors and external users at present.

All photocopying and scanning must comply with the terms of the CLA Licence which is displayed next to the MFD. The Copyright Licensing Agency permits copying and scanning within agreed limits (usually one article from a journal issue, or one chapter or 10% from a book, whichever is the greater) for personal research purposes only. Copying and scanning for commercial purposes is prohibited. It is your responsibility to ensure you comply with the CLA licence when using the Whipple Library MFD. If in doubt, please ask!

Charges for printing and photocopying

Our current charges are as follows:

1 side
2 sides
1 side
2 sides
B&W 6p 6p 11p 11p
Colour 30p 30p 60p 60p

Scanning is free!

Opening hours

09:30 - 17:00
Monday - Friday

Please note we will close at 3pm on Friday 17 September.