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Self-service Photocopying & Printing

The Libraries provides photocopiers and laser printers for users to make a copy of documents for the purposes of research, private study, criticism or review. All photocopying and printing must comply with the Copyright Law and Guidelines.



Self-service photocopiers are card-operated. They are available in the Main and branch libraries and accept Octopus card. These photocopiers produce single or double-sided copies and offer facilities for text enlargement or reduction. Automatic feeder is also available in some photocopiers at various locations for the convenience of loose leaf copying.

Laser Printing (from public access workstations in Libraries)

A number of Octopus cards operated networked printers and copiers are installed in the Main and Branch Libraries. These machines allow both black and white and colour printing.

See how to print to a network printer.








Laser Printing (from portable computers via WiFi)

A number of multi-functional copiers from the Libraries will allow wireless printing. Students can send print jobs to these copiers from their portable computers by using WiFi technology.

See how to use WiFi printing.

Printer locations and functions

Floor Location Printer
Black & white
Photocopying Colour
G/F New Wing 1    
1/F Special Collections 6        
Old Wing 15    
AV Collections 23    
2/F Old Wing 5    
New Wing 11        
3/F New Wing L3-4    
Old Wing L3-2      
4/F Old Wing 17    
5/F Old Wing 24        
6/F Old Wing 20    



Paper Size Simplex Printing/Copying
Per Page (HK$)
Duplex Printing/Copying
Per Sheet - 2 pages (HK$)
B/W (A4) 0.3 0.4
Color (A4) 1.5 2.0
B/W (A3) 0.5 0.6
Color (A3) 3.0 4.0


It should be noted that photocopying and printing facilities provided by the University Libraries are offered on the clear understanding that copying by or for library users does not involve any breach of copyright.

Staff and students should observe and comply with the current legislation on copyright in Hong Kong. Please visit the website on Copyright in Teaching and Learning @ HKU, where you will find various guidelines and regulations relating to copyright adopted within this University. Teaching staff wishing to reproduce reading materials for their students may wish to consult the information specifically on Copying for teaching, such as Guidelines for Photocopying of Printed Works by Not-for-profit Educational Establishments from Intellectual Property Department.

The HKU Libraries, under the auspices of the HUCOM Inter-Institutional Task Force on Reprographic Rights Licensing on Course Packs, is responsible for the administration of course pack production at this University. Course pack is a compilation of photocopied extracts of licensed materials in support of a course of study. Such course packs may either be in print or electronic format. For more details, please visit the Course Pack website, or contact the AV Collection (Email:; Tel: 2859 7007).

Any photocopying to be made in this Library can only be used for the purposes of research, private study, criticism or review. In case any unauthorized photocopying takes place, this Library has the right to disallow immediately the user from making any copy and shall hold the user liable on an indemnity basis for any claims, liabilities, costs and damages this Library and/or the University of Hong Kong may suffer as result of such infringement. As a reminder to these copyright guidelines, a warning notice is posted near the photocopiers in the Libraries.