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Print and Copy Services at Libraries

Imprints offers print and copy services at UC San Diego libraries.

Geisel Library

UC San Diego's Geisel Library (map) houses an Imprints center on the main floor. You can drop off and pick up copy jobs or request free pickup and delivery from this location. Other services include:

Imprints also provides self-service copiers and printers at the Biomedical Library (map). 

Paying for Prints and Copies

Campus ID cards have replaced copy cards in all UC San Diego libraries with the IAccess system. You can see how it works and manage your account at iaccess.ucsd.edu.

Faculty and staff can use a Campus Card to charge:

  • Their personal account: Prepay at any IAccess loader machine
  • 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 use a Campus Card to charge:

  • Their personal account: Prepay at any IAccess loader machine
  • Their student account: For registered students only
  • Authorized index numbers:
    • The library system will immediately recognize index numbers already associated with campus ID cards and department copy cards.
    • 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 machine
  • Insert a dollar bill to purchase ($.60 per card).
  • Your account will have a $.40 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.

IAccess Loader Locations

Note: See maps of library locations.

  • Geisel Library
    • Information Desk area, main floor
    • Learning Commons, main floor, east wing
    • Media Desk area, first floor, west wing
  • Biomedical Library – Front Desk area, main floor
  • University Extension Complex, Muir Campus – Building C

Print and Copy Rates

  • Copy: B&W single-sided – $.10
  • Copy: B&W double-sided or 11" x 17" – $.20
  • Print: B&W 8½" x 11" single-sided – $.10
  • Print: B&W double-sided – $.20
  • Copy: Color single-sided – $.40
  • Copy: Color double-sided – $.80
  • Print: Color single-sided – $.40
  • Print: Color double-sided – $.80
Refund policy: Imprints offers refunds for printer malfunctions such as jammed paper, or insufficient ink or toner supply. Imprints does not offer refunds for blank pages, incomplete pages or pages that do not print as expected. When in doubt, ask for assistance.