Print and Copy Services

How do I pay for photocopying and printing?

Photocopies and print jobs can be paid for with personal or departmental account cards. Cards can be used at print/copy release stations in the Briscoe Library, the Laredo Library, and at select photocopiers and printers  in the School of Nursing and the Research Administration Building (RAB).

Where are printers and photocopiers located?

Location Type of equipment
Briscoe Library 3rd Floor
  • Multi-function (copy, print, scan, fax), Black & White
  • Multi-function (copy, print, scan, fax), Color
Laredo Library
  • Multi-function (copy, print, scan, fax), Black & White
  • Laserjet printer, Black & White
School of Nursing, Room 1.444
  • Multi-function (copy, print, scan, fax), Black & White
  • Add Value station
Research Administration Building, Room 1.108
  • Black & White printer
Texas Research Park, SBC Conference Center, Room 1.110
  • Black & White printer

Can I print from my laptop?

Yes, if you have a laptop with wireless network access, or are plugged in to our network, you can print to the Libraries’ printers. You will need to download and install our printers. We have broken down the printers by locations, just select the ones that you need: Regular printing charges apply.

How much does it cost?

All photocopies are 10 cents per page. Black and white printing is also 10 cents per page. Color printing costs 50 cents per page. Two-sided printouts are charged as 2 pages.

My card doesn’t seem to be working. Who can help me?

Please contact Library staff for assistance with your copy card at (210) 567-2440. For assistance with your departmental account card, please contact the Library Administration Office at (210) 567-2400.

How do I create a copy card personal account?

Copy cards are debit accounts created using the magnetic strip on a HSC ID or Texas Driver License. You can bring an appropriate ID to the Circulation Desk at each Library and create an account from $1 to $50 in value. Deposits at the Briscoe Library can be made by cash, check or credit card. You can also create copy card accounts and add value to existing accounts at the Add Value Station at the Nursing School copier area. The Add Value Station only accepts paper money. Value can also be added with a credit card by calling the Briscoe Library Circulation Desk at (210) 567-2440.
Library users who do not have a HSC ID or Texas Driver License may borrow a Guest card at the Briscoe Circulation Desk.

What is a departmental printing account card?

A departmental printing account card may be used to pay for photocopying and printing at all photocopiers and Pharos Stations in the Library, at a cost of 11 cents per copy. Health Science Center Departments may obtain account cards by contacting the Library Administration Office at (210) 567-2400. The accounts are billed monthly to HSC departments and have no cash value. Check with your department for the procedure to obtain a departmental account card. Departmental account cards are available for pickup in the Library Administration Office on Monday-Friday between 8-5 pm. You are encouraged to write your name and telephone number on your card as soon as you receive it.