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Print/Copy Cards, Printing, Scanning, and Photocopying

Free Medical Library Print/Copy Card Distribution to BUMC Students

BUSM, BUGMS, BUSDM and BUSPH students are eligible to receive 100 free pages (equivalent of 200 images if you use double-sided printing) during EACH of the following two time periods:

  1. January 1 – June 30, and
  2. July 1 – December 31.

The 100 free pages can be picked up on any date during each of the two periods. Students must show a valid Boston University ID in order to receive their copies/prints.

Copies/prints may be picked up at the Library Circulation Desk.
Library & Learning Resource Center (LRC) Hours

Library & Computer Lab Fall/Spring Hours

 LibraryComputing Help DeskPublic Computing L-1109Public Computing L-1112
Monday - Thursday7:30 am - Midnight8:00 am - 5:00 pm8:00 am - 11:00 pm7:30 am - Midnight**
Friday7:30 am - 10:00 pm8:00 am - 5:00 pm8:00 - 5:00 pm7:30 am - 10:00 pm**
Saturday10:00 am - 10:00 pm12:00 pm - 5:00 pm10:00 am - 10:00 pm**
Sunday10:00 am - Midnight12:00 pm - 11:00 pm10:00 am - Midnight**
**Unless meeting or class scheduled

Patriots' Day, Monday, April 21: The Library & Public Computing L-1112 will be open from 7:30am-12 Midnight. Public Computing L-1109 will be open from 1:00pm-9:00pm.

*Special and holiday hours are posted at the library entrance and on the Library's News Page.

Free Medical Library Print/Copy Card Distribution to BMC Residents

BMC Residents are eligible to receive a free Print/Copy card through the BMC CIR office. To request your card, contact the CIR Office at 617-414-5301.

Purchasing Print/Copy Cards

Cards are used for both printers and photocopiers and can be purchased at the self-serve Card Dispenser.

The self-serve Card Dispenser is located next to the Circulation desk. Initially, a copy card costs $1, which includes the cost of the card plus 5 pages. Thereafter, the cards can be encoded with additional amounts at $.12 per copy. The Card Dispenser accepts bills only and does not give change.

Departments may purchase Print/Copy cards using Boston University requisition orders, or Boston Medical Center grant or account numbers submitted with a purchase requisition, by contacting Ana Caballero, Administrative Secretary, L-12, by email or by telephone at (617) 638-4230. For help with purchase requisition orders, please email or call (617)358-3234.

Print/Copy cards are your responsibility. Identify your card by writing your name, e-mail address or telephone number on the card. Refunds are not given for unused pages or for lost or stolen cards, and free pages not picked-up by students do not rollover from one distribution period to the next.

Photocopy Machines

Two photocopy machines are available in the BUMC Library (one on the 12th and 13th floors) for patron use during all regular library hours. Print/Copy cards can be used in the photocopy machines.


Printers are located on the following floors:

Printers located in Public Computing Areas (L1109, Ll112, and on the 12th Floor) are available during normal business hours. Printers located in L1105, L1109B, and L1110 are available during scheduled classes or by appointment. The L Basement printer is available for use 24/7.


Scanners are located on the 11th floor and next to the photocopiers on the 12th, and 13th floors of the library enable you to scan and send documents to library printers, an email address, or save to a USB drive.
No charge is involved except for the print option (the charge is the standard $.12/page charge for printing, paid via copy card by the printers on the 12th floor or in 1109).
In addition, there are 3 IBM scanners (1 in the Computer Lab and 2 on the 12th Floor).

Additional Print Services

BUMC students, faculty and staff may send and print documents to the Medical Campus FedEx Office at the BUMC contracted pricing rate of $.03 cents per image ($.06 per double-sided printed page) via, available as a desktop link from BUMC Library computers. You can then pick-up your documents at the FedEx Office Center location in the Talbot Building near Albany St. and adjacent to the Bank of America ATM. If you print at the FedEx Kinko's Copy Center, you cannot use your BU Print/Copy Card for payment.

Additional information about FedEx Kinko's on the Medical Campus is available at

BU Main Campus MyPrint

Log into MyPrint, then MyJobs. In the upper right hand corner determine your allowable copies. Each page beyond the generous limit is .08 cents each. Copies can be picked up at the Mugar Library. Additional information about MyPrint on the Main Campus is available at

Interlibrary Loan Photocopy Services

A photocopy service is also available at the BUMC Library. Library staff will photocopy journal articles located in the library's collection for BUMC students, faculty and staff, at $6 per article. Copies are usually ready within 2 - 5 days. Payment options include personal checks or value deducted from Print/Copy card at the Circulation Desk. No credit cards are accepted. Boston University students, faculty and staff who wish to bill photocopies to their departments must present a departmental requisition order. Boston Medical Center students, faculty and staff who wish to bill photocopies to their departments must provide a purchase order and departmental billing number.

Rush requests for in-house journal articles and book chapters cost an additional $10.00 per item and take 24 - 48 hours to fill.

Photocopy request forms are available at the Circulation Desk or on the Web at One photocopy request form must be submitted with each item requested.

All photocopy requests must conform to the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, US Code.)

For additional information about photocopying and printing, contact a Reference Librarian at (617) 638-4228 or, or contact the Circulation Desk at (617) 638-4244.