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Whipple Library

Department of History and Philosophy of Science
Print type in the UL Historical Print Room

The Library has a multi-function device (MFD) for printing, scanning and photocopying. You can copy and print in black and white or colour, A3 or A4.

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.


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


You can scan documents, journal articles or book chapters to send to your email address.

To scan, login to the MFD by tapping your blue University card (or white University Library card), and follow the instructions on the wall above the MFD.

Please be aware that you must abide by copyright regulations. This usually means scanning only one chapter of a book or one article from a journal. Full details are on the wall next to the MFD.


To photocopy, login with your University/University Library card, and follow the instructions on the MFD.

You can place loose sheets of paper for copying on the top of the MFD; books/journals will need to be scanned.


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!