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Scan, print and copy in the Library

McGill students, faculty and staff have several options when it comes to scanning, printing and photocopying in the Library. Scanning is free! Get information for guest users.

Scan

uPrint - Scan to email | Spirit scanners - Scan to USB | Scan and edit | Article/chapter scanning service | On demand digitization


uPrint - Scan to email

Scan to email via uPrint is free of charge and available at all branches of the McGill Library. McGill users can scan directly to their McGill email address, simply by signing into any uPrint device in the Library (or on campus). Please note that the black-and-white printers can only scan in black-and-white. In order to obtain colour scans using uPrint, use one of the uPrint colour devices located in most branches.

Use "Build job" to send multi-page PDFs, otherwise each page is sent as a separate email attachment.

For detailed information on uPrint, please see the relevant articles in the IT knowledgebase:

Technical support: For technical support with the uPrint service, please contact the ICS Service Desk.


Spirit Book Scanners - Scan and save to your USB device

The Library has a number of Spirit Book Scanners that can be used to easily scan book pages. The scanners provide a real-time preview and save the scanned pages as a multi-page PDF directly to a USB memory device.

The book scanners can capture images at 200 ppi at a maximum dimension of 19” x 14”. Captures are saved as PDF files, although they are not text searchable.

The scanners are available for use free of charge. They can be found at every library branch except Rare Books and Special Collections.

Instructions for using the Spirit scanner

To use the book scanner:

  • Insert your USB stick into the port.
  • Open the book on the layout table and wait a few seconds for the preview to adjust.
  • Press the green scan button on either side of the layout table; turn the page and repeat.
  • Press 'Finalize' to save as PDF.

Flatbed scanners - Scan and edit

Several branches have flatbed scanners hooked up to computers, available for use by McGill students, faculty and staff. If you need to make a higher quality scan and edit the image or perform OCR on your scanned document, seek out one of these.


Article/chapter scanning service

The Library offers a convenient scanning service for journal articles or chapters of books found in its print collection. Get more information: students or faculty & staff.


On demand digitization

The Library is a leader in developing a digitization on-demand service through which it will, on request, scan works in the public domain from the library collections and create PDF versions for download. If you need an entire book digitized or high quality images for a publication you may request digitization. Get more information.


Print

uPrint: McGill's cross-campus copying and printing service

Printing at all branches of the McGill Library is managed by uPrint, a campus-wide copy and print management service.

Cost

McGill students receive a bill from Student Accounts at the end of the month for all uPrint printing and copying they have done across campus.

Get a refund | Contact McGill Service Point for billing help

  • Black and white: 6.3c/page (10.5c/page for guests), double for Tabloid (11"x17") printing
  • Colour: 20c/page (33c/page for guests), double for Tabloid (11"x17") printing

Printing instructions

Printing from a Library workstation

There are three different print queues (PS1, PS2 and PS3), but you can print to any one and pick up your print job at any uPrint device in the Library or across campus.

uPrint instructions - Printing from a Library computer workstation

Printing from your own computer or mobile device by email (uPrint Anywhere)

You can print from your own computer, phone or tablet from anywhere by sending an email from your McGill email account to uprint [dot] mono [at] mcgill [dot] ca (for black & white jobs) or uprint [dot] colour [at] mcgill [dot] ca (for colour jobs).

uPrint Anywhere – How to print from your mobile device or laptop

Documents sent by email will be printed double-sided on 8 1/2" by 11" letter-size paper. If you need more control over the print settings or wish to print on legal- or tabloid-size paper, print from a Library workstation or install the uPrint drivers on your computer (see below).

Printing from your own computer with uPrint drivers

You can also print from your own computer from on campus if you install the uPrint drivers and from home if you have the drivers and connect to the McGill VPN. (Get help from the ICS Service Desk).


For detailed information on uPrint, please see the relevant article in the IT knowledgebase:

uPrint Refund Request Form

Printer jammed? Printed out blank sheets of paper? Charged for jobs you didn't get?

If so, you were likely still charged for what you sent to the printer. You can use the uPrint Refund Request Form to ask for a refund.

Technical support: For technical support with the uPrint service, please contact the ICS Service Desk.


Copy

McGill Copy Service

Note: Due to renovations on the Redpath Library terrace, the McGill Copy Service will be closed until further notice.

For more information, please visit the McGill Copy Service web site.

uPrint: McGill's cross-campus copying and printing service

Copying at all branches of the McGill Library is managed by uPrint, a campus-wide copy and print management service.

Cost

McGill students receive a bill from Student Accounts at the end of the month for all uPrint printing and copying they have done across campus. Get a refund | Contact McGill Service Point for billing help

  • Black and white: 6.3c/page (10.5c/page for guests), double for Tabloid (11"x17") printing
  • Colour: 20c/page 33c/page for guests), double for Tabloid (11"x17") printing

Copying instructions

For detailed information on uPrint, please see the relevant article in the IT knowledgebase:

uPrint Refund Request Form

Printer jammed? Printed out blank sheets of paper? Charged for jobs you didn't get?

If so, you were likely still charged for what you sent to the printer. You can use the uPrint Refund Request Form to ask for a refund.

Technical support: For technical support with the uPrint service, please contact the ICS Service Desk.


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