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Printing and copying

Each library offers photocopiers, printers, and scanners that copy, print and scan in black and white or colour, to A4 and A3 sizes.

Currently you can visit the library without a booking to print from a personal device. However, if you would like to print from a library computer you need to make a booking.

UAL also holds a licence with The Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd (CLA) that permits the photocopying, scanning and re-use of limited extracts from copyright protected books, journals, magazines and other periodicals published in printed form.

For information about UAL Print, the university print service, visit Computers and Printing.

Student using a printer

Printing

Copying and printing charges

  • A4 black and white 4p
  • A3 black and white 8p
  • A4 colour 15p
  • A3 colour 24p

Scanning and copying

Full details about UAL's Copyright Licensing Agency licence are posted above the photocopiers in each Library.

You can also create an accessible copy of a document using SensusAccess.

Reprographics

Reprographics services (binding, laminating and bulk copying services) are offered outside the libraries at:

  • London College of Communication
  • London College of Fashion

Photocopying for commercial purposes

The CLA Library Licence Scheme provides a simple way to make lawful photocopies of copyright materials for commercial purposes without seeking permission directly from the copyright owner in each case. Information on copy allowance and what works/publishers are excluded, can be obtained at the Library Information Desk. Each licence currently costs £24 (£20 + VAT).

CLA HE Licence and the Scans for Teaching Service

UAL holds a licence with The Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd (CLA) that permits the photocopying, scanning and re-use of limited extracts from copyright protected books, journal, magazines and other periodicals published in printed form. Full licence details are posted above the photocopiers in each Library.

The Scans for Teaching service operates in compliance with the CLA HE Licence and allows academic staff at UAL to request and legally use digital copies of copyright materials in their teaching and provide students with accessible course materials via UAL’s Virtual Learning Platform, Moodle. To comply with the licence, all requests for scan are subject to specific conditions and reporting requirements.

Detailed guidance on how the service operates has been developed for academic staff in order to ensure that the University remains copyright compliant under the terms of the CLA’s Higher Education Licence. Please read this guidance fully before making a request in order to avoid unfulfilled requests. Digital Copyright for Academic Staff (PDF133KB)

Library Services, Legal Affairs and the Teaching and Learning Exchange are partners with academic staff to embed these processes into academic practice. For more information and support on copyright compliance under the terms of the licence, please email copyrightnoticeform@arts.ac.uk.

Useful links

More information

Visual arts and recording rights

UAL copyright resources