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Services > Printing, scanning and photocopying

Printing Guidelines

  • A username and password are required for authorized users to login to LAU Libraries computers.
  • Each valid library end-user will be given an allocation of free-of-charge printing (A4/black & white) according to the following table:
  Fall Spring Summer   
Undergraduate 300 pages 300 pages 150 pages  
Graduate 400 pages 400 pages 200 pages
Medical 750 pages per year
Alumni 100 pages per year
Research Centers and Institutions 1,500 pages per year
Students enrolled in other Institutions 500 pages per year
Individual researchers 60 pages per day
  • Users who wish to print more than the allocated free pages will be able to do so by purchasing additional credits using the Credit Request Form whereby they can also check their printing balance. A user may purchase:
Pages Charges
100 pages $2.00
150 pages $3.00
200 pages $4.00
250 pages $5.00
300 pages $6.00
One page A4 (black & white) $0.033
One page A4 (color) $0.33
One page A3 (black & white) $0.16
One page A3 (color) $1.32
  • Any online credit request is automatically added to the student’s statement of fees.
  • “Use it or lose it”. Unused credits will not be carried forward from semester to semester.
  • Make sure to print only what is needed.
  • A refund will be given in case of equipment malfunction only.
  • Users are responsible for logging out before they leave their computers, or anyone will be able to print using their credits. There will be no refund in case users forget to log out.
  • Any problems with the printers or the Credit Request Form should be reported to the Library Helpdesk at extensions 1819 or 1963.

The print management system and associated guidelines were approved by the relevant university departments: Business Office, IT Department and Libraries.

N.B: Faculty and staff may print free of charge.

Photocopying and Scanning

The LAU Libraries provide self-service copiers/scanners for Library users. Users may make color photocopies* or scan documents** into different file formats that can be stored on a USB stick or sent via email. 

* Copy cards should be purchased from the card dispensers located in the Libraries. Each card costs L.L. 5,000 and can be used to make 100 black/white copies.
** Free of charge.

For assistance please refer to staff at the Circulation or InfoCommons Helpdesks.

Users’ Responsibilities

The Lebanese American University Libraries abide by the “Fair Use” provisions of the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17). If a user makes a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use”, he or she may be liable for copyright infringement. The institution reserves the right to refuse a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Quick access

Submit a credit request form.