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Copying, Scanning and Printing

The Library provides two types of 3-in-1 machines for copying, scanning and printing.

  • ITSC satellite printer
  • Octopus-operated printer

ITSC Satellite Printer

  • The machine is located in the newspaper area on the G/F
  • It requires ITSC login and password 

Octopus-operated Printers



Watch 4-min video for How to scan a book:

  • In addition, all library printers on each floor provide scanning service. Scanning is free for color or black-and-white(B/W) images and you can save scans directly to your USB flash drive or SD card. 

Watch 1-min video for How to Scan a document from a Library Copier:


Printing & Wireless Printing

Library printers on each floor support printing from Library’s computers or remotely from users’ notebook computers. Charges of printing vary with the paper size, one/two-sided and color/black-and-white(B/W). Check the locations of different printers and the printing options supported.

To print from a notebook computer, read Wireless Printing and install the driver in advance.

To print, in general, watch 1-min video for How to Print from a Library Computer:

Wireless Printing

To be able to print from a notebook computer, download and install the appropriate driver below. You need to be in campus to access these files.

Microsoft Windows

Mac OS

To send print jobs from a Mac laptop, follow this guide.

If your notebook computer uses Linux or any OS not listed above, NO driver is available yet. The Library will include more operating platforms when they are available.


Locations of Octopus-operated Printers and Options Supported

Location A3 size A4 size
B/W Color B/W Color
G/F Printer A
G/F Printer B
G/F Printer C
LG1 Printer A
LG1 Printer B
LG1 Printer C    
LG3 Printer A
LG4 Printer A


Charges for Copying and Printing at Octopus-operated Printers

  A3 A4
Single-sided 2-sided / duplex Single-sided 2-sided / duplex
B/W $0.6 $1 $0.3 $0.5
Color $3 $5 $2 $3.3


All library machines only accept standard-sized Octopus card for payment. To load value to the Octopus card, visit:

  • The restaurants in the campus
  • The supermarket on LG7
  • The student canteens on LG7

Copyright Issue

It is important to observe and respect copyright laws when you copy or scan any intellectual work. Read the HKUST Library’s Statement on Copyright for details.

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last modified 26 March 2024