Self-service copying

Copying facilities are available on floor 2 of the IHR. The copier can be used for photocopying, releasing print jobs and scanning to email. 


Costs for copying

Photocopying and printing

  Black and white Colour
A4 5p 25p
A3 10p 50p

Costs are per side. A double-sided copy will charge for 2 copies


The Bookeye scanner is free, and saves to USB disk. The photocopier is 4p per scan and scans to email.

Your account

Copying accounts are shared across Senate House Library, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Warburg Institute and the Institute of Historical Research. You can set up and administer your account at

If you don't already have an account choose Register as a new user. During the registration process you will create a username and password and receive a 6 digit PIN. Choose details you can remember or keep a record for future use. Once registered, you will get an email with your account details. You will need to click a link to confirm your email address.

Adding credit

  • You can add credit online using a credit or debit card.
  • Access your account via Click Add Credit in the sidebar.
  • Follow the instructions on the screen. You won't receive an acknowledgement email, but you can view and print your Transaction History via your account.
  • After completing payment, remember to Log Out.

Once credit has been added it cannot be refunded except in the event of a machine malfunction. You will lose unused credit after 3 years of inactivity on your account.

Copying regulations

  • All copying should comply with copyright regulations. Copyright on a work generally ends 70 years after the author's death. Where a work is in copyright:
    • No more than 5% (or one chapter or article) from a book or journal issue should be copied
    • Copying should be for non-commercial research or private study only
    Further information is displayed on notices by the machines, or ask at library enquiries for further guidance. 
  • Please handle items carefully when copying, and ask for advice before copying anything that is a ‘special collections’ item or is large, fragile, tightly bound or damaged.
  • We allow digital photography. You are encouraged to save copies electronically where possible.

How to copy, print and scan


  • Login to copier.
  • Choose Device functions. Your details and account balance are shown, choose Next. Choose Copy.
  • Copying defaults to B&W and A4 portrait. You can change the settings.
  • Press the green Start button to copy.

Printing from an IHR computer

  • Print to the default printer: uol_warburg_printing on uni-studprint1
  • Printing defaults to double-sided black & white. Change if required.
  • A box will appear asking you to log in to your account. Choose from the dropdown menu how long you want to stay logged in on the PC. For example if you will leave straight away you can select 1 minute.
  • Click OK. See Releasing printing at the copier.

Printing from your own device: Mobility Print

Mobility Print allows you to print documents directly from your laptop or smartphone. Please ensure you have registered for PaperCut and are connected to Eduroam or UOL_open wireless networks before you begin.

Apple IOS- Print with AirPrint (Mobility Print supports IOS 9.2+)

  • Open the app that you want to print from.
  • To find the print option, tap the app’s share icon —  or  — or tap .*
  • Tap  or Print. If you can’t find the print option, check the app’s User Guide or Help section. Not all apps support AirPrint.
  • Tap Select Printer and choose UOL_Mobility_Print. You will then be prompted to authenticate with your PaperCut username and password. †
  • Choose the number of copies or other options, like which pages you want to print and if you want colour or black and white.
  • Tap Print in the upper-right corner.
  • See Releasing printing at the copier

*If are not sure how to print from your application, take a look at Print from your Mac.

Apple MacOS (Mobility Print supports MacOS Yosemite+)

  • Navigate to System Preferences > Printers and Scanners.
  • Click the + icon under the Printers List.
  • The Add dialog is displayed. This dialog displays a list of all of the discovered printers on the network.
  • Select UOL_Mobility_Print
  • Check that Use is set to Secure AirPrint.
  • If Secure AirPrint is not displayed:
    • Close the Add dialog.
    • Disconnect from the network.
    • Reconnect to the network.
    • Try again. If you still cannot see Secure AirPrint, try using Email Print or Web Print instead.
  • Click Add.
  • Print your document. When prompted enter your PaperCut username and password.
  • See Releasing printing at the copier

If you enter the wrong authentication details, MacBook devices do not show any warning message; your job will just not print. If your job doesn’t print, check the Print Queue dialog. If the print job is there and has the message Held for authentication, click the  icon; then re-enter your login details.


Android (Android 4.4+.)

  • Install the Mobility Print app from the Google Play Store.
  • Launch the app and let it run in the background.
  • Tap Android settings.
  • Tap Mobility Print.
  • Tap the enable toggle (Android should find UOL_Mobility_Print)
  • Exit out of Settings.
  • Print your document. When prompted enter your PaperCut username and password.**
  • See Releasing printing at the copier

** The way you print is different depending on the app you want to print from. For more information, see the documentation for the app. When you select a printer, make sure you select a Mobility Print printer as identified by the PaperCut icon 

If you select the Remember me checkbox, your phone will remember your login details for that printer for one week.


Microsoft Windows (Windows 7+)

Printing from your own device: Web print

  • This option only allows printing from pdf and image file types. You will need to save other file types as pdf before printing.
  • Login at
  • Choose Web Print from the sidebar.
  • Click on Submit a Job.
  • In the list under Printer Name, select one of 4 print options: Black & white double-sided or single-sided, Colour double-sided or single-sided.
  • Click Print Options and Account Selection.
  • Choose the number of copies to print, then click on Upload Documents.
  • Click Print Options and Account Selection.
  • Drag your document onto the page or Upload from computer and then click Upload & Complete.
  • See Releasing printing at the copier.

Releasing printing at the copier

  • You will need to log in to a copier to release the print job. All documents are kept for 24 hours. You will not be charged until it is printed.
  • You can either choose to Print all, or touch Print release to Print or Cancel individual items.

Scanning from copier

  • The copier only scans to email.
  • Log in at the copier and choose Scan on the touchscreen, then Scan to My Email.
  • If the scan option is not visible, please ask a member of Library staff to add your email address to your account.
  • The default scan is 300dpi colour PDF, single sided, A4 portrait. To change this, choose Settings on the touchscreen. You can choose between PDF, JPEG and TIFF; from 200 to 600 dpi; colour, greyscale or black and white; A5, A4 or A3; portrait or landscape. The size limit is 10MB.
  • If you are scanning more than one page, tick the Prompt for more pages box.
  • Touch the green Start button to scan. A one-page scan will be sent straight to your email address. For multiple pages, you can choose to Scan more or Send to finish your scan. Logout when you are finished.

Scanning from 'Bookeye' scanner (free)

This overhead scanner is available to users as a free service. You will need a USB storage device to save your scans.
See separate instructions by the scanner for more information.