Printing, copying and scanning

We offer self-service printing, copying and scanning in the Library reading rooms. This includes wi-fi printing from your own laptop or mobile device.

You can also order copies of material from the Library's collections, such as an article from a journal or a chapter from a rare book, or copies of images and archival prints from the Library's collections.



Printing and Copying

    A4 A3
Black and white Single-sided $0.20 $0.30
Double-sided $0.30 $0.45
Colour Single-sided $1.20 $2.00
Double-sided $1.50 $3.00

You will need a Library card or a copy card to use the self-service printers and copiers on both floors of the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room and the Special Collections area in the Mitchell Library Reading Room. You will need to speak to staff before copying material from the Library's special collections.

Both cards are available at service points in the reading rooms. Credit can then be added to your Library card or copy card at one of the reading rooms kiosks.

Kiosks are located on both floors of the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room, as well as in the Special Collections area of the Mitchell Library Reading Room. 

Important information:

  • Change cannot be provided

  • The kiosk accepts:

    • all Australian denominations, except 5c coins and $100 notes

    • all major credit and debit cards (except American Express). Cards must have a built-in ‘chip’.

How to print

Wi-fi Printing

You can print from your own device via the Library’s free 'State Library of NSW' wi-fi.

Printing from an iPad or iPhone is limited to photos, or documents in your iCloud Drive. Learn more about wi-fi printing.

Library Computers

There are free Library computers throughout the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room that you can use to print.

USB Printing

Use the USB printing kiosks in the Verandah and the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room to print from a USB. 

Using your own equipment

Speak to staff before you copy Library material with your own equipment including cameras, phones and hand-held scanners. You may need to complete a form before you copy material with your own equipment.

Scanners are not allowed in the Special Collections area. Find out more about using your own equipment in the Special Collections area.

You can print or copy Library material provided you meet the requirements of the Australian Copyright Act 1968 and any special requirements that apply to material that's original, unpublished or culturally sensitive.

Information on copyright provided by the Library does not constitute legal advice. If in doubt, seek legal advice before copying a work.

Find out more about copyright.