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Printing Services

Public Access Printers

Bender Library has four, high volume black and white printers and one color printer located on the Lower Level that are available for all individuals to use. Every computer in the library prints to these five printers. There is also a Quick Print Station downstairs with six computers, where patrons can use a computer specifically for the purpose of printing.  

Printing Registration

As of Fall 2015, the AU Library implemented a new printing system. When printing from any computer, you will be asked to enter in a username for your print job. This username is the same one you use to log into your portal.

Once you have printed your document, head to any of the four high volume printers downstairs and swipe your AU ID card. If this is your first time using a printer, you will be prompted to register your card using your portal username and password. Once this is done, your ID card will be linked to that username.

If you receive a replacement AU ID card, please alert Print Center staff or email Include your 7 digit AU ID # and the two digits printed right after.

For immediate assistance with printing, please visit the Print Center, email or contact the Information Desk at 202-885-3232.

Printing from a Personal Laptop

Personal laptops can also be configured to print to the library printers. Instructions and printer drives can be found here.

Guest Printing

Due to the new registration system, any individual not affiliated with the university will need to obtain a username in order to be able to print. This can be done by getting a computer login slip from the Borrowing Desk on the 1st Floor. When ready to print and prompted to enter a username, use the one on the login slip. 

All non-AU patrons can release print jobs using Eaglebucks cards which can be purchased from a dispensing machine on the Lower Level beside the Technology Services Desk. They cost $1.00, with $0.50 remaining on the card for printing. These cards are reusable; money can be added using the same machine.

When you swipe your Eaglebucks print card at one of the touchscreen printers for the first time, you will be asked to enter in your username and password which can be found on the login slip. This will link your print card and its funds to the username on the slip for all printing jobs in the future.

Please keep this login slip in a safe place as it is now your permanent printing username. If you forget your username, you will have to replace your print card and consequently lose whatever funds you may have had on it.

Note: Guests will still need to obtain a new login slip each time they come to the library in order to access the computers and the internet.


The library printers only accept EagleBucks and Print Funds, which are allocated to students in the following way: 


$25.00 per semester


$12.50 per semester

If you did not receive your Print Funds but are registered for classes, please contact the Borrowing Desk ( or 202-885-3221) in order for those funds to be manually added to your ID card.


Black and White Printing

10 cents per page

Color Printing

1 dollar per page

All library printers default to double-sided printing to conserve paper. To print single sided, you must change the print properties before printing.

GRC Printing 

The Library's Graduate Research Center, accessible from both the SIS terrace level and the Library's Lower Level, also has a high volume printer/scanner.

Copying and Printing at Technology Services

Technology Services offers the following copy and print services. Cash, credit card or EagleBucks are accepted: 

  • Photocopying of personal and library materials

  • High-speed copying with collated and stapled output

  • Copies on color paper, transparencies, three-hole punch paper and resume paper

  • Copies on card stock paper with the following color selections: white, blue, canary, green, ivory

  • Faxing services to anywhere in the United States


White paper (letter/legal/11x17)

15 cents

Color paper/cardstock

20 cents

Three-hole punch

15 cents


30 cents (15 cents/side)


55 cents

Paper supplied by patron

12 cents (must be approved)

Faxing services

1 dollar per page

Poster Printing

Tech Services also offers large-scale, academic poster printing. More information about this can be found here.

Copyright Policy

All copying performed by the Technology Services desk must conform to the University Copyright Policies concerning "Fair Use" of copyrighted materials. Copies must include a notice of copyright as it appears on the original work. In general, the technology services desk will copy up to 2 articles or 10% of a journal and up to 10% of a book.

For immediate assistance with printing, please contact:

Information Desk

Front Lobby

For questions regarding copying, please contact:

Tech Services

Lower Level
Tech Services staff

For problems with Student Print Fund allocations, please contact:

Borrowing Desk

First Floor
Borrowing Desk staff