Copying, Printing and Scanning

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Copy services are paid services and are for the most part delivered by a private company, Ricoh.

When printing and downloading e-resources provided by the University, be sure to respect the pertinent terms of use.

Operating instructions for multi-purpose copy machines

Scan and print jobs are stored to a special server administrated by the provider of the copy services. They can be activated at multi-purpose machines in various FU libraries (follow-me print).

Print jobs are stored for approximately three days so that a command generated on a Friday can be executed on the following Monday until noon.

Printing cost are charged from MensaCards no sooner than when the printing process is started. Fees are specified in a price list and can also be requested from the personnel at the service point.

Equipment of locations in the Freie Universität Berlin Library System

With service point
Philological Library
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 12:00–17:00
Tel.: (030)  843-14 795
E-mail: printcenter-fub@service.ricoh.de
4 overhead scanners color A3,
7 multi-purpose copy machines, 1 of which color,
1 printer (located at the working space for persons with disabilities)
1 microform scanner (provided by library – scans only, free of charge)
Without service point
University Library (UB) 1 overhead scanner color A3,
3 multi-purpose copy machines, 1 of which color
1 microform scanner
Campus Library 1 overhead scanner color A3,
4 multi-purpose copy machines, 1 of which color,
1 micro-form scanner
Law Library 2 overhead scanner color A3,
6 multi-purpose copy machines, 1 of which color
School of Business & Economics Library 1 overhead scanner color A3,
4 multi-purpose copy machines, 1 of which color
Social Sciences 1 overhead scanner color A3,
2 multi-purpose copy machines, 1 of which color
East European Studies 2 multi-purpose copy machines, 1 of which color
John F. Kennedy Institute 1 overhead scanner color A3,
2 multi-purpose copy machines, 1 of which color
Theater Studies 2 multi-purpose copy machines
History and Cultural Sciences 1 overhead scanner color A3,
3 multi-purpose copy machines, 1 of which color
Earth Sciences 1 overhead scanner color A3,
1 multi-purpose copy machine, color

MensaCard

Copies are paid non-cash with MensaCards issued by the Studentenwerk Berlin (student-affairs institution). Mensacards can be obtained at the Studentenwerk canteens and cafeterias upon deposit of € 1.55. MensaCards can be topped up with notes up to an amount of € 50 using card chargers located in the libraries and at the canteens.

Card chargers in libraries

  • University Library
  • Law Library
  • Library of the Institute for Theater Studies

The Mensacard issued by the Studentenwerk Berlin is valid at HU, TU, UdK, Ev. Hochschule, and several other institutions in Berlin.

If a MensaCard is lost or damaged, it can be blocked, provided the card number is known.


Printing From Notebooks

Software for notebooks (printer drivers for various operating systems) is provided by Ricoh for download free of charge:


Reprographics and University Library Digitization Services

On the library portal Primo users can submit digitization requests to the University Library. Scans can also be ordered in the reading room using this reprographics form.

For the time being these services are available only for items held by the University Library that are excluded from copying or scanning by users (protected materials either belonging to the University Library or obtained through interlibrary loan: reading-room materials, rare, valuable, fragile, and overused materials). These materials can be scanned with particular care by the digitizations-services department.

Please refer to the form for information about fees.

Email contact: repro@ub.fu-berlin.de