Answered By: Kate Wimer
Last Updated: Sep 13, 2017     Views: 791


A public-use photocopier is on the lower level of the Anderson Academic Commons, in the north-west corner of the stacks. Copies cost 10 cents per side; if you make a double-sided copy, the total cost will be 20 cents. You may use either your DU ID card or a copy card to pay for your copies. If you pay with your DU ID, the cost will be deducted from your Flex account.



There are seven black and white printers and two color printers in the AAC. They are located in the alcoves on every floor in the building. (The two color printers are on the west side of the building on the main floor and next to the Quinette Room at the top of the staircase on the upper level.)

As with copying, you need to use either your DU ID or a copy card to pay for printing. Each quarter, a printing allowance of roughly 300 pages is automatically applied to your ID card. If you need to print more than 300 pages per quarter, the cost of printing will be deducted from your Flex account. 


What if I want to print from my laptop?

You’ll need to make sure that you have the drivers installed. If you have already set up your laptop for Wi-Fi access, you may have already done so. You can find the instructions at under Online How-Tos > Printing or you can visit the IT@DU Help Center at the AAC to have the drivers installed for you.



  Per Page Per Sheet
Black and White, Single-Sided (Simplex) $0.07 $0.07
Black and White, Double-Sided (Duplex) $0.05 $0.10
Color, Single-Sided (Simplex) $0.70 $0.70
Color, Double-Sided (Duplex) $0.50 $1.00

Recommendation: To print at the least expensive rate, select the grayscale and double-sided/duplex settings. It may be necessary to select the grayscale setting, even if the document appears to only contain black and white text and/or graphics.


Money for Copying and Printing

If you need to add money to your Flex account, you may use the Value Transfer Station (VTS) near the Research Center on the main level of the AAC (cash only) or use one of the other methods listed on the Pioneer Card website.

You can also use the VTS to purchase reusable copy cards, which cost 50 cents each. This cost will be deducted from the initial deposit that you add to the copy card. Remember, the VTS stations only accept bills; credit cards or coins cannot be used.