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Printing, scanning and copying

The University Library offers photocopiers and book scanners for printing, scanning and copying in both the Central Library on Haarentor Campus and in the Departmental Library on Wechloy Campus.
To use these you will need either a library card with a credit function or a separate prepaid card. Prepaid cards can be purchased at the card machine for a deposit of 5 euros. The deposit is refunded to your bank account on return of the card. That card must function and not be dirty.

Prices for copying and printing

  • Black and white: 5 cents per A4 page, 10 cents per A3 page
  • Colour: 35 cents per A4 page, 70 cents per A3 page

Printing in the library and from home

With the XPrint printer you can use your prepaid card or credit-function library card for cashless printing from any PC workstation in the Library. All the photocopiers in the Central Library on Haarentor Campus and in the Departmental Library on Wechloy Campus also serve as printers.

How it works:

  1. Select "XPrint-Drucker" in the print menu.
  2. If you want to print in black and white, please select greyscale in the print settings. Otherwise, if the source material is in colour the printer will print in colour.
  3. If you want to print on one side only, please remove the tick from "Doppelseitig drucken".
  4. Confirm the print order.
  5. A window appears asking you to enter the number on your prepaid card or library card.
  6. After entering your card number confirm the print job a second time.
  7. Your print jobs are saved on the server for 72 hours and can be called up on a printer/photocopier of your choice. After 72 hours it will automatically be erased.
  8. To call up your print job insert your card into the card reader of the printer/photocopier of your choice.
  9. Confirm that you want to print.
  10. Confirm that you want to print the document shown. The print job will then be executed.


Printing from a laptop or from home

You can also use our XPrint printer from a laptop or from your home PC. To do this install the current virtual printer "Xprint/QPilot Client".

Prerequisite: If you already have an older version of the Client installed on your computer, you should first de-install this version before installing the new version.

  • Installation for Windows:
    1. Download the 32-bit or 64-bit version of the QPilot Client from one of the following links:
      XPrint/Qpilot for Windows_32Bit (ZIP archive)
      XPrint/Qpilot for Windows_64Bit (ZIP archive)

    2. Unzip the file.
    3. Launch the installation programme (Qpilot_Client) by a right-click and choosing "run this programme as an administrator".
    4. Restart your computer.
    5. The options "xprint-Drucker-sw" (for b/w prints) or "xprint-Drucker-color" for colour prints should appear automatically.

Using book scanners for photocopying

  1. Select “Scannen” on the card reading device and press the √ key to confirm.
  2. Lay the book on the scanner.
  3. Select the desired language on the scanner's touchscreen.
  4. Read the terms of use and confirm this with the √ key (bottom right).
  5. Select the medium "Drucker".
  6. Adjust settings such as paper size as required and then click on "Weiter" (bottom right).
  7. Press the green "+" sign for "Scannen" (bottom left).
  8. The scanned pages will be issued via the photocopier/printer.
  9. If you select "Drucken" the order will be carried out and the process ended.

Scanning to USB

  1. Place the book at the centre of the scanner.
  2. Plug the USB stick into the top right of the PC panel. A "zeta" directory for the scanned files will be created.
  3. Select the desired language in the language selection field.
  4. Read the terms of use and confirm that you agree to them.
  5. Select the desired format under "Dateiformat". In the "Multipage" field you can create a multiple image file for "TIF" and "PDF" files. This is a document that consists of several pages.
  6. Press "Weiter" and the "Meine Scans" display appears.
  7. Press the green "+" sign to activate a scan. The pages displayed will be automatically saved for the next scan. If you do not want them to be saved, click on "Löschen" before making the next scan.
  8. You can adjust the cropping frame using the circular pointer. Overlappings are not possible. This allows you to edit the images manually if necessary.
  9. You can change the settings under "Optionen". Click the "Neu" button and a display will appear in which you can create a new document.
  10. Once you have finished scanning press the "Speichern" button and then "Beenden". You can now remove the USB stick.
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