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Printing, photocopying, scanning

The branch libraries of Bonn University and State Library offer various opportunities to reproduce documents. You can use printers, copiers, and scanners yourself, as well as request reproductions from Bonn University and State Library.

The ULB Bonn offers various possibilities to copy, to scan or print information in both libraries (Main Library and MNL Branch Library).
You can print, copy and scan using the various self-service machines (partially free of charge) or order a reproduction of documents.

Self-service copying and printing

You can send your print jobs from all Service- and Internet-PCs to our print and copy stations (multifunction devices) and print them out there. The multifunction devices are situated in the information centre of the Main Library, the copy centre of the reading room and in the open stacks. The machines in the MNL Branch Library are situated on the ground floor. 
The billing normally is done with copy cards.
The copy card machines can be found in the entrance area of both libraries. In addition, cash payment in coins is possible with one machine in the Main Library and also one in the MNL Branch Library.
Please refer to our price lists (in German) for self-service printing.


In the copy centre of the Main Library and the reading room of the MNL Branch Library using the scan stations in order to make a "digital copy" and store it on an USB memory stick.
The scanner allows digitisation of documents and originals up to the size of DIN A2 in colour, in greyscale or black and white. The scans can be stored in PDF format and, if desired, you can store individual images on your USB memory stick. 

Furthermore, a microfilm scanner in the copy centre of the Main Library can be used to scan microfilms and microfiches. Please arrange a date with the reading room team if you need an introduction.
Saving to an USB memory stick at the self-service scanning stations is free of charge.

Ordering copies, films and photographs

Apart from self-service printing and copying, you can place an order for a reproduction. Information on the costs and forms of reproduction (in German) can be found on our price list (in German).

Print- and copy cards

As a rule, you need a "copy card" in order to print and copy.

The copy card vending machines can be found in the entrance area of the Main Library and the MNL Branch Library. You can buy a copy card for a 5 Euro (bill) cash deposit. The initial charge must not be less than 10 Euro. So, you will need 15 Euro in total to purchase a card.

You can return your copy card in the copy shop on the first floor of the University’s main building.

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