Photocopiers and Scanners

Photocopiers | Scanners


All M.D. Anderson Library photocopiers are located in the Basement. Copiers are also available at the branch libraries (Architecture and Art, Music, and Optometry).

A valid University ID is required for copying.

Photocopiers are able to handle multiple sizes of paper and are equipped with a variety of features, including enlarging, reducing, and front-and-back copying. Please ask for assistance at any Service Desk.

Notice of Copyright


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research". If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

For more information about copyright laws and your responsibilities as a library user, please visit or watch this informative video.

UH Students

Each semester (including summer), UH students will receive a $7.50 copying/printing credit on their Cougar 1Card. This credit will allow you to copy up to 500 single-sided B/W pages or 250 double-sided (duplex) B/W pages per semester at no charge.

You can also use your credit to print in any of the computer labs within the library.

Once your printing/copying credit has been used, additional copying is only $0.015/pg ($0.03/pg duplex) for black and white (color copying not available) debited from your Cougar 1Card Flex Account. You can add value to your Cougar 1Card Flex Account online via AccessUH.

UH Faculty and Staff

UH faculty and staff also receive the $7.50 copy/printing credit on their Cougar Card. This balance is applied at the start of each semester. Additional assistance is available at the service desks.


Visitors to the UH Libraries should speak with library staff regarding copying. We recommend bringing a USB flash drive with you to copy documents and articles for printing at home as copying services for visitors are limited.


Multiple scanner options are available within the UH Libraries:

  • One (1) large format Walk-Up Scanner, Scan-to-Email or Scan-to-USB-Drive (1st Floor, M.D. Anderson Library)
  • Two (2) Walk-Up Scanners and One (1) large format Walk-UP Scanner, Scan-to-Email or Scan-to-USB-Drive (Basement, M.D. Anderson Library)
  • Scanners available for checkout from the Learning Commons
  • Branch libraries
  • Copiers in the Basement also provide scan-to-email capability.