Student Quota Printing
Student quota printing is available in the Information Commons in Bartle, Science and University Downtown Center (UDC) Libraries. If your printing quota is exhausted, additional pages may be printed using your BUC$ account. See BUC$ Account below for more information.
Limited printing is available to guests who use the Libraries' Guest Computers. A BUC$ card must be purchased from the BUC$ machines available in Bartle and Science Libraries. See BUC$ Account below for more information. Please visit Services for Community Patrons for information about borrowing privileges and guest computer access.
Large Format Printing
The Libraries offer large-format printing for academic purposes using HP plotter printers. The plotter printers can print in color or black and white. Unlike most printers in the Libraries which are self serve, the plotter is only available with the assistance of library staff. Read more about the Libraries' Large Format Printing Service.
BU students, faculty and staff can add funds to their BUC$ account at the BUC$ machine located on the first floor of the Bartle and Science Libraries. You may need to activate your BUC$ account – see BUC$ FAQ on how to sign up for an account on your BU ID card.
Library visitors can purchase a BUC$ card for $1 from the BUC$ machines. Additional funds must be added to the card using cash. Please note:
Information on photocopying and the Libraries' microformat readers/scanners is available here.
The Libraries have a variety of scanners available at our different locations for use by patrons.
Walk-up Bookeye Scanner
A state-of-the-art fast document scanning kiosk, known as the Bookeye Scanner, is located in the reference area on Bartle and Science libraries’ first floor. The environmentally friendly Bookeye scanner features intuitive touch screen controls for easy use. Documents can be saved to a USB flash drive in a multiple of formats, including searchable PDF, JPEG, TIFF, PNG, and MP3 audio files or sent to your email account.
The walk-up scanner uses a V-cradle scanning bed so documents remain completely untouched by the scanner’s image capturing lens. The V-cradle helps to preserve the book’s binding and is excellent for older fragile books. The scanner is capable of scans up to 17 X 24 inches or as small as a postage stamp. The scanner scans in vibrant color or black & white. The scanner kiosk is wheelchair accessible and is a UDSA compliant digitization system.
If you need assistance with the Bookeye scanner, please visit a library service desk.
Flat-bed Scanners - All Locations
The Bartle Library Information Commons also has letter-size page scanning and large format scanning able to accommodate 11"x17" materials. If you need assistance with the flat-bed scanners, please visit the Information Technology Help Desk in the Bartle Library Information Commons.
The Science Library has two flat-bed letter-size page scanners (one on a PC workstation and one on a MAC workstation). If you need assistance with the flat-bed scanners, please visit the Information Services Desk.
The UDC Library has a single letter-size flat-bed page scanner attached to a PC workstation. For assistance with the scanner, please visit the UDC Library Service Desk.
USE OF SCANNERS
As a courtesy, the Libraries request that patrons limit scanning time to 10 minutes on the walk-up KIC Scanner, if other patrons are waiting to use the scanner. For the flat-bed scanners, we ask that you limit your time on the workstation to 30 minutes.
Although these workstations are available for general computing, priority use of them shall be given to those needing to scan materials for academic needs. Those using the workstations for other purposes may be asked to yield the computer to those needing to scan. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. If you need assistance or have questions about this policy, please contact staff at the nearest service desk. See our policy.