Do your own copying and printing.

Copying

There are copiers on floors 4, 5 and 6, which can produce paper photocopies or PDF files. Add printing credit to your Library card online or at the 4th floor Service Desk. Please note, unused credit is non-refundable.

Charges

 A4A3
Photocopy – black and white£0.05 per page£0.10 per page
Photocopy – colour£0.25 per page£0.50 per page
PDF – black and white or colour£0.04 per scan£0.04 per scan

 

When copying, please make sure you comply with UK copyright law. Unless you have the permission of the copyright owner or the item is not subject to copyright, it is advisable to ensure you do not:

  • Copy more than around 5% of a book, journal or other item.
  • Distribute copies – either physically or electronically.
  • Use copies for any purpose other than non-commercial research or private study, criticism, review or reporting current events.

 

To avoid damaging library materials, please observe the following when copying or scanning:

  • Avoid applying pressure; press down gently on the covers rather than the spine.
  • Do not copy items that are more than 100 years old.
  • Do not copy items that are larger than A3, or too heavy to handle comfortably.
  • Do not copy items that are fragile, tightly bound or damaged.

You can order copies of material unsuitable for self-service photocopying through our Document Supply service.

 

Printing

You can print from laptops and desktop machines using our PaperCut service.

In order to save paper, you may prefer to save e-journal articles to a USB or send to yourself via email, rather than printing them out.

 

Charges

 A4A3
Black and white£0.05 per page£0.10 per page
Colour£0.25 per page£0.50 per page

 

Sending a document or web page to print

  • Visit the PaperCut print page.
  • Logon with your username and password. Your username is the same as your membership number. Your password is the last 6 digits of the card number, as displayed on the reverse of the card near the top.
  • To use Driver Print you will need to download and install the printer driver

View our PaperCut print guide for help.

 

Collecting printing

  • Documents will remain in the print queue for 48 hours.
  • Documents can be released at any of the machines, located in the 4th floor Service Hall, on the 5th floor next to the Tower Lift and on the 6th floor outside the accessibility suite by the customer lift.
  • You will need to use your Library card in order to release print jobs. Follow the instructions next to the machines.
  • Please note, machines are switched off 15 minutes before the Library closes.

Looking for something else? We provide paper and low resolution copies via our Document Supply service and high resolution digital copies from our Digitisation Studio.

Reproductions service

We can supply copies of most items in our Collections through our Document Supply service. You do not need to be a member of the Library or visit in person to order a reproduction.

Reproductions can be supplied either as photocopies in PDF, or JPEG/TIFF image files at resolutions of up to 600dpi. Photocopies and Images can also be supplied on paper, in colour or black and white.

  • If an item is in copyright, reproductions are supplied only for non-commercial research or private study.
  • If the item is a published copyright work (e.g. a book or journal), the amount that can be copied is limited to around 5% of the item.
  • Copyright artistic works (e.g. maps, photographs, diagrams) may only be supplied alongside other works – e.g. they may be reproduced as part of a book chapter or journal article, but not by themselves.
  • Reproductions supplied by the Library may not be publicly disseminated – e.g. published, exhibited, displayed on websites or broadcast – without the Library’s prior, written permission. You can apply for permission the using online order form below, either when you order the reproduction or at a later date.

Photocopies

Prices shown are per page

200dpi

PDF file

Printed in black

& white on A4 or A3 paper

Printed in colour on A4 paper

Printed in colour on A3 paper

Up to 20 pages

£0.76

£0.77

£0.81

£0.86

Up to 50 pages

£0.32

£0.33

£0.37

£0.42

More than 50 pages

£0.17

£0.18

£0.22

£0.27

Examination Paper set

£6.50

£6.50

N/A

N/A

 

Standard Images

Prices shown are per image

JPEG or TIFF file up to 200dpi

Printed in black

& white on A4 or A3 paper

Printed in colour on A4 paper

Printed in colour on A3 paper

Up to 20 images

£1.52

£1.53

£1.57

£1.62

Up to 50 images

£1.08

£1.09

£1.13

£1.18

More than 50 images

£0.93

£0.94

£0.98

£1.03

 

High-resolution Images

 

JPEG or TIFF file

Single 300dpi image

£10.00

Single 600dpi image

£20.00

 

Postage charges are payable on all orders delivered by post. 

Digital Reproductions can be saved to CD for an additional charge of £1.00 per CD.

A service charge of £2.60  per item reproduced is added for orders placed outside the Library.

Copies supplied to EU customers are subject to VAT @ 20%

 

  • If you are ordering a reproduction of material you are consulting in the Library, complete an order form in the Special Collections Reading Room.
  • Otherwise, complete our online order form. You can also use this online form to apply for permission to use reproductions we have already supplied.
  • Once we receive your order, we will contact you to confirm whether we can supply your Reproduction, usually within a few days.
  • If we can supply your Reproduction, we will send you a Payment Summary confirming the amount payable; you can then make a secure online credit or debit card payment via the University’s website.
  • Once we have received payment we will usually supply your Reproduction within a few days – although larger orders may take longer
  • PDF Photocopies and JPEG/TIFF image files are normally supplied via web download: we will email you a link so you can download the files. They can be saved to a CD instead if you prefer.
  • Paper Photocopies (and CDs) can be collected from the Library, or shipped by first class post (within the UK only), Airmail or Parcel Force.

Order PDF or paper copies of University of London Examination Papers. There is a standard charge per set of school examination papers. Once you have placed an order for examination papers, copies will normally be shipped within a few days.

The Library owns its own copyright in every Reproduction supplied – this is separate from any copyrights that may subsist in the original material

  • If you wish to publicly disseminate a Reproduction – for example, in a publication, website, exhibition or broadcast – you must first apply for the Library’s permission in the form of a Licence

  • If the original material is not out of copyright, you will also need the permission of the relevant copyright owner(s) – the Library cannot grant permission on behalf of a third part

 

Charges

See our current charges 

 

How to apply

  • You can apply for a Licence using the Reproductions Order Form
  • Once we receive your application, we will send you a Licence for you to sign and return to us, and a Payment Summary so you can pay the relevant fee online with a credit or debit card
  • If we have not already supplied the Reproduction, you can order it at the same time as the Licence using the Reproductions Order Form, and we will send you a Payment Summary for the total amount to include the cost of the Reproduction and the applicable Licence fee
  • Once you have signed the Licence and made payment, we will send you a confirmed Licence authorising use of the material
  • We reserve the right to request, as a condition of the Licence, a copy of the physical item containing the material once it becomes available

Digitisation Studio

The Digitisation Studio provides a bespoke solution for digitising fragile, rare or archival material. Copies from books in the open shelf collections are handled by the Document Supply service.

Equipped with high-specification digital SLR cameras and scanners, the Digitisation Studio is able to produce colour-profiled and quality-assured high-resolution digital images to meet your requirements.

Studio staff are able to undertake digitisation orders up to 100 images from our rare books, Special Collections, photograph and multi-media material and archives, with the support of the Library’s professional conservators. We can also create digital images from external collections, both personal and institutional. Further information is available below, or by competing the enquiry form.

Service charges

Prices are per individual item (as at February, 2015). Quotes for large scale project available upon request.

ItemCost
600dpi image, JPEG or TIFF£20
300dpi image, JPEG or TIFF£10
PDF from JPEG or TIFF including OCR80p
Images onto DVD/CD£1.00 per disk

We can supply Master images, including a Q13 colour/greyscale target and ruler, or images can be cropped ready for web-display, according to your needs.

For larger-scale projects (over 100 images), we can provide quotes based on the condition and nature of the original items.

Contact us for further information. Please note – postage charges are payable on all orders delivered by post.

If you are a staff member in SHL or SAS, please send an email for further details.

Copyright

Responsibility for clearing copyrights for publication lies with the customer. Neither Senate House Library nor the Digitisation Service team take responsibility for this.


For a no-obligation quote, or to request further information on the services we provide, please complete our enquiry form and click the 'Submit' button.

Why Digitise?

Digitisation unlocks the hidden treasures in a collection, dramatically increasing accessibility and creating more ways to present records to new and wider audiences.

Benefits of digitisation:

  • Access: The information in documents can be published in a number of ways and made available to a global audience way beyond the physical reading room.
  • Peservation: Following digitisation, physical documents can be withdrawn from production, dramatically decreasing the damage caused by handling.
  • Discoverability: Capturing the right descriptive data from a digitised document makes relevant content much easier to find and helps minimise time spent searching collections.
  • Interaction: Digitised content is versatile and can be used to communicate with customers across a range of channels such as web, mobile, interactive demonstrations & exhibitions. It is a particularly strong tool for use on social media, opening dialogue with customers to encourage activity such as crowdsourcing and blogging.

We recognise that every requirement is unique and will work with you to develop a bespoke service tailored to your specific requirements – incorporating any or all of the digitisation services we offer.

Prices are per individual item (as at February, 2015). Quotes for large scale project available upon request.

ItemCost
600dpi image, JPEG or TIFF£20
300dpi image, JPEG or TIFF£10
PDF from JPEG or TIFF including OCR80p
Images onto DVD/CD£1.00 per disk

We can supply Master images, including a Q13 colour/greyscale target and ruler, or images can be cropped ready for web-display, according to your needs.

For larger-scale projects (over 100 images), we can provide quotes based on the condition and nature of the original items.

Contact us for further information. Please note – postage charges are payable on all orders delivered by post.

If you are a staff member in SHL or SAS, please send an email for further details.