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Printing, copying, scanning

You can use the following devices, status 3/2023, in the print and copy room of the library (floor plan):

  • 3 black and white printers (A4)
  • 1 multifunctional device (MFP): colour printer/copier/scanner (A4 and A3, scan to e-mail address or USB stick)
  • 1 scan station (up to A3+, storage on USB stick)


Faculty staff (including external lecturers, guest researchers and doctoral students with employment contracts (with hospital or faculty) and emeriti) can print and copy free of charge using the library card.

For all others, 1 page of A4 black and white print/copy costs 5 cents (10 cents per sheet for double-sided printing) or 1 page of A4 colour print/copy costs 10 cents (20 cents per sheet for double-sided printing). A3 printing is double the price of A4 printing.

Scanning at the MFPs or scan station is generally free of charge.

Print account (charge)

In your print account (login with your library ID) you have the following options:

  • You see the status of your print credit in cents
  • You receive an overview of billed print jobs
  • You can delete print jobs not yet retrieved the same day
  • You can upload PDF files to print them on the Wireless Network/Wi-Fi.


Charge print account

When your print credit is used up, please go to the information desk. We will debit your print account (usually min. 5 Euros), then you pay this at the pay machine.

Print instructions

Printing in a wireless network/WiFi is possible after uploading PDF files via the print account (see above). Only DIN-A4 printouts are possible here. For details, see the Wireless Network/WiFi print manual.

Printing from all PCs and notebooks in the library is initiated in the respective application (e.g. Word or Adobe Reader) by clicking on Print or a print icon:

  • select followprint as printer (usually preset)
  • set to double-sided printing if necessary
  • Note: the multifunctional devices (MFPs) automatically print in colour with page-accurate billing! For B/W printing, please select the appropriate setting in the print menu before sending the print job.
  • for details see print manual PCs

Collecting print jobs in the print room:

  • Black and white printers: Authentication by barcode on your library card via the barcode scanners
  • Multifunctional devices: Authenticate with your library ID on the touch display.


  • If you do not retrieve your print jobs, they will be deleted overnight!
  • Operation of the multifunctional devices and the scan station is explained in the print room.

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