Print, Copy & Scan

Printer/copier/scanner units are available for self-serve use throughout the Library.  These units produce jobs in black & white and colour.

  • Main floor – Next to the Ask Us desk
  • Floors 5, 6, 7, 8, – Across from the elevators
  • Floor 10 – Archives and Special Collections
  • Map, Data & GIS Library – Mac Chown Complex, C 306

In order to print, you will need to load funds on to your print/copy account, which is set up for all Brock students, faculty, and staff. Visitors to Brock who want to use the copiers should visit the Library “Ask Us” desk, in the Matheson Learning Commons, to learn about printing options.

Brock users pay for printing using Flex Dollars (which can be spent on goods and services across campus!) which you load onto your Brock Card in increments of $10 or more:

  1. To securely add funds online yourself, you will need a credit card (VISA/Mastercard) or a Debit Mastercard or VISA/debit card. If you do not have a credit card, inquire with your bank about setting up a debit/credit card. Simply log in with your Brock ID and click Add Cash.
  2. A third party (e.g. a parent or guardian) can add funds on your behalf using the parental deposit feature. They will need your Student/Faculty/Staff Number and date of birth.
  3. Visit the Brock Card Office (top of Market Hall Stairs) to load funds, including cash or debit, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

After Hours alternative: $1 vouchers will remain for sale after regular business hours and on weekends. These will be sold at the Library Ask Us Desk (accepting debit, credit and cash) and the Computer Commons (cash only, exact change).

To redeem vouchers, check your balance or request refunds, log into your print account.

Letter (8.5×11)Legal (8.5×14)Tabloid (11 x 17)
Single B&W11 cents16 cents21 cents
Duplexed - B&W10 cents per side15 cents per side19 cents per side
Single - Colour30 cents40 cents50 cents
Duplex - Colour29 cents per side39 cents per side48 cents per side

For tabloid printing (11 x 17), please see staff at the Ask Us desk or Map, Data & GIS Library staff.

Scanning: As of October, 2018 scanning is charged at the rate of 3 cents per page.

Login to your print account and select Web Print to print from your device. Follow the prompts to submit your job.
Note: Web Print jobs are available in black & white only.

The following file types can be used with web print:

ApplicationFile Extension
Microsoft Excelxlam, xls, xlsm, xlsx, xltm, xltx
Microsoft PowerPointpot, potm, potx, ppam, pps, ppsm, ppsx, ppt, pptm, pptx
Microsoft Worddoc, docm, docx, dot, dotm, dotx, rtf

Copying is available at all printer/copier/scanner units in the library for the same cost as printing.  Follow the directions listed on posters above each copier/printer or familiarize yourself with the step by step instructions online.

Copyright and Copying

When using the Library’s copying, scanning, and printing equipment to make copies of works protected by copyright, the copying must be authorized by:

  • the Copyright Act for the purpose of fair dealing or under other educational exceptions of the Act;
  • or, the copyright owner;
  • or, in the case of e-journals and e-books, under the terms of Open Access or Creative Commons licenses, or licenses the University has signed with the publishers of those works.

To assist users with determining what materials may be copied, guidelines have been posted at photocopiers, scanners, and printers throughout the Library. Also, the Copyright FAQ and the University’s Fair Dealing Policy provide guidance on permitted copying.

Self-service scanning to your email address is available at all copier/printer/scanners. Follow the directions posted at each machine. Scanning is 3 cents per page.

A self serve microform reader and printer is available on the 5th floor and in Archives and Special Collections on floor 10.  These readers can save to PDF or print. Printing is available in black & white at a cost of $0.11 per page.

Large Format/Poster Printing

Our large-format printer produces high quality colour posters, photos, banners and other large format prints. Speak with a staff member at the Ask Us desk for more information or submit your print request using one of the form options below.

The following paper qualities are available. Other media types can be obtained by special order.

  • Economy 20 lb. bond, suitable for most standard jobs
  • 46 lb. bright white heavy stock, suitable for heavy colour fills
  • 43 lb. heavy stock, photobase, creating photo-realistic results, and excellent for full colour display graphics
  • 23 mm studio canvas.

Please note: prices below are per linear foot, include HST and are subject to change. Linear lengths are rounded to the nearest half-foot. We accept Faculty/Staff P-Card, cash, cheque, debit, Mastercard and Visa.

Cardboard mailing tubes are available for a charge of $5.00.

Paper WidthEconomy (20 lb.)Heavy Stock (46 lb.)Photobase satin finish bond (43 lb.)Studio Canvas (23mm.)
24 "$10.00$12.00$17.50
36"$11.00$14.50$19.00$23.50 (by special request)

Copying and Printing Services is open Monday to Friday. We strive to provide next business day service if a request is received by 3:30 p.m. However, turnaround time depends on the submission of a complete, image ready job.

We accept the following file types:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • GIF
  • JPEG
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft Word
  • PNG
  • PDF
  • Postscript
  • TIFF

Please contact us if your preferred file type is not on this list. We may be able to make alternate arrangements. Colours may vary depending on the software. We are not responsible for any inaccuracies in the files you submit. Additionally, staff do not edit or retouch images, other than minor cropping.

Additional Services

The Scan & Deliver service allows you to request a scan of a journal article from one of our print-only journals, or a single chapter from one of our print books. Library staff will scan the material and send it to you by email as a PDF.

The service is available free of charge to all current Brock students, faculty, and staff. You will receive an email with a link to a PDF within two business days. The link allows for 5 downloads, and expires after 30 days.

Scanning requests beyond print-only, library owned materials, can be filled for an additional fee of $0.10 per scan.

*Students registered with Accessibility Services will not be charged for additional scanning requests.

  • High quality scans up to 600 dots per inch with true 48-bit colour.
  • Image scanning and optical character recognition (OCR) for text are both available.
  • Can accommodate up to 11″ x 17″
  • Files can be saved to USB stick or sent as e-mail attachments
  • Next business day delivery if received by 3:30 p.m.

Laminating is available during Ask Us desk operating hours at a cost of $1.00 per linear foot. Prices include HST and are subject to change. We accept cash/cheque, debit and credit.

Staff at the Ask Us desk can provide printing directly onto transparency. The cost including transparency is:

  • $0 .55 for black and white
  • $1.50 for colour



Plastic comb binding is perfect for reports, books, calendars, presentations and more.



Submitting your requests:

  • In-person. Your document can be in paper format, or we can print it for you from a file on CD, or USB key. (regular printing charges apply).
  • By email to Please include all instructions and the file you want printed and bound.

We strive to provide same business day service if received by 3:30 pm.

Dimensions1-100 pages101-200 pages201-300 pages301-400 pages401-425 pages
8.5 x 11$2.00$3.00$4.00$5.00$5.25
8.5 x 14$2.50$3.50$4.50$5.50$5.75

Add card stock or plastic covers for an additional $1.50 per bound item.

Prices include HST and are subject to change.We accept cash/cheque, debit and credit.

Please ask staff at the Ask Us desk if you’d like to send a fax.

Local Calls & Toll Free Numbers416/905 Area CodesOther Ontario Area CodesCanada & the United States
$0.25 per page$0.75 per page$1.25 per page$2.00 per page

Prices include HST and are subject to change. We accept cash/cheque, debit and credit.


Contact us in-person at the Ask Us Desk, via telephone at 905-688-5550 x4583, or via email at