How to Print, Scan, or Copy in the Libraries

All patrons must have money in a Duck Bucks account to print, scan, or copy at the UO Libraries.

Print from a Library Desktop

  1. Print desired pages from the computer you are working on.  Make note of the file name of your print job.
  2. Go to the nearest print kiosk in your area, any staff can help you locate the appropriate kiosk.
  3. At the kiosk, swipe your UO ID, Duck Bucks, or Oregon card.
  4. Select your print job, which is identified by the computer name and the name of your document.
  5. Check the amount that you will be charged as prices are dependent on the color content and paper size. Refunds cannot be given for misdirected print jobs.
  6. Click on the "Print" button in the lower right corner of the screen.
  7. Click "Logout" to close your account to prevent others from using your account by mistake.

Print from a Personal Laptop

Connect to the internet using UO Secure wireless or an ethernet cable within the library. Follow the link for directions to install printers on your personal laptop.

Print Transparencies

The Science Library Checkout Desk will provide transparencies for use. Only transparencies provided by Library staff are allowed in Library printers. The Science Library Checkout Desk assistant will assist patrons as needed. There is no additional charge for use of our transparencies.

Print from Microfilm and Microfiche

In the Microforms area of Knight Library users will find equipment for scanning and printing content on microfilm and microfiche.  Information on using these scanners can be found on our page on Microforms Services.


You will find book scanners in the Knight Library, Design Library, Price Science Commons, and Law Library. These scanners offer scanning in a variety of formats, including book, single page, and cropped. They're capable of color, grayscale, or black-and-white scans in a variety of file formats, including JPEG, PDF, and TIFF. After scanning is complete, you can save the files directly to a USB drive or send them as an e-mail attachment (25 MB email limit).
Some of the library's academic workstations also have no-cost scanning using directly connected flatbed scanners.


The color printers are multi-function printers (MFPs) and can be used to make black and white or color photocopies as well.  Duck Bucks are required for all photocopy services.


B&W Printing
8 cents / page, 8.5x11 in. & 8.5x14 in
16 cents / page, 11x17 in
Defaults to double-sided when available

Color Printing
25 cents / side, 8.5x11 in
50 cents / side, 11x17 in
Defaults to double-sided
Single or double-sided at 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution
Letter (8.5x11), Legal (8.5x14), and Tabloid (11x17)