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Paying for Prints and Copies in the Libraries

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Find out how to pay for prints and copies in all UCSD libraries.

Note: Campus ID cards have replaced copy cards in all UCSD libraries. Follow instructions below to set yours up.

How to use your campus ID card/ IAccess

The new IAccess system allows you to pay for copies and prints in the libraries using your campus ID card to charge either a personal account or index number. See this list of frequently asked questions (PDF) for more information about how it works, or manage your account at iaccess.ucsd.edu.

Campus ID cards and IAccess guest cards initially have a default personal identification number, or PIN, of 1111. For increased security, change your PIN at iaccess.ucsd.edu.

Faculty and staff can charge:

  • Their personal account:
    • Prepay at any IAccess loader machine (find locations below)
  • Authorized index numbers:
    • Index numbers already associated with campus ID cards and department copy cards will be recognized immediately on the library system, with no action required
    • To associate an index number with your ID, your departmental financial manager must submit this authorization form (PDF).

Students can charge:

  • Their personal account:
    • Prepay at any IAccess loader machine (find locations below)
  • Their student account
    • For registered students only
  • Authorized index numbers:
    • Index numbers already associated with campus ID cards and department copy cards will be recognized immediately on the library system, with no action required
    • To associate an index number with your ID, your departmental financial manager must submit this authorization form (PDF).

Guests and nonaffiliates can charge:

  • A guest card purchased at any IAccess loader (find locations below)
    • Insert a dollar bill to purchase. Your account will have a 40-cent balance.
    • Add value by inserting $1, $5, $10 or $20 bills. Machines do not give change.
    • Note the account number on the card and save the receipt in case your card is lost or stolen.

Locations of self-serve IAccess loaders


  • Note: See maps of library locations.

Geisel Library

  • Imprints Copy Center, main floor, east of circulation desk
  • Reference section, main floor, Information Desk
  • Periodicals section, first floor
  • Science & Engineering Library: main floor, lobby (first floor, east wing of Geisel Library)

Biomedical Library

  • Main floor

Scripps Institution of Oceanography Library

  • Second floor copy room
Imprints at Price Center
  • Near Perks coffee bar in the bookstore

Rates for copies and prints in libraries

To get the lower rates, UCSD affiliates must use their campus ID, green departmental copy card, or Medical Center library copy card.

Type of service UCSD campus-issued
photo ID card rate
Guest rate
Initial card purchase No charge 60 cents per card.
Insert $1 to begin.
Your account will show
a 40-cent balance.
Copy: B&W single-sided 10 cents 20 cents
Copy: B&W double-sided 20 cents 40 cents
Print: B&W 8½x11 single-sided 10 cents 20 cents
Print: B&W double-sided or 11x17 20 cents 40 cents
Print: Color, single-sided 40 cents $1
Print: Color, double-sided 80 cents $2
Print: microfiche or microfilm 20 cents 40 cents

Departments

Imprints