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Printing and Scanning in the Libraries

Copy machines in the UC Berkeley libraries have been replaced with BookScan stations attached to printers.

All printing, from the BookScan stations and from public workstations in the libraries, must be paid for using the Cal 1 Card payment system. Only the Moffitt Copy Center can accept alternate forms of payment.

UCB Faculty, Staff and Students must deposit funds in the debit account attached to their Cal 1 Card to use it for printing.

Visitors can request a Cal 1 Card Guest Card from the Moffitt Copy Center or from a public service desk in a library. To add funds to the card, go to the Guest Card site.

Printing and Scanning Costs


B/W Printing

Color Printing

8 1/2 x 11 single sided

8 cents

60 cents

8 1/2 x 11 double sided

11 cents


8 1/2 x 14 single sided

8 cents

60 cents

8 1/2 x 14 double sided

11 cents


11 x 17 single sided

20 cents

90 cents

11 x 17 double sided

40 cents


Scanning to USB drive is FREE


The BookScan stations located in each library can make scans that can be saved to flash drives or sent to the printers. Flash drives are available at the Moffitt Copy Center.

If scans are sent to the printers, the printing costs are applied.


Black/white printers and BookScan stations are available at all UC Berkeley libraries. Color printers are available at all of the following libraries:

  • Art History/Classics Library
  • Biosciences and Natural Resources Library
  • Doe Library, 2nd floor
  • Earth Sciences & Map Library
  • Environmental Design Library
  • Moffitt Library

Microform Reader-Printers

Reader-printers, used for both reading and printing microforms, accept Cal 1 Cards only for payment and are located in the following libraries:

  • Bancroft Library
  • Bioscience and Natural Resources Library
  • Business Library
  • Doe Library, North Reading Room
  • Earth Sciences & Maps Library
  • Education/Psychology Library
  • Engineering Library
  • Music Library
  • Newspapers/Microforms Library, Doe Library
  • Northern Regional Library Facility (NRLF)

Moffitt Copy Center

The Moffitt Copy Center, located just inside the entrance to the Moffitt Library, provides expanded printing and copying services. Contact them at 510-643-7427 or for more information.

Using Your Cal 1 Card to Print
Using a Guest Card
Using a Department Card
Troubleshooting Printing and Scanning
Copy-Scan-Print policy

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