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Printing facilities

This page provides information to enable you to make use of the printers that are situated within the Libraries and PC Labs around Campus.

Printing from your own computer


How to print & photocopy

To send your job to a printer

  • Open the Print option of the application you wish to print from
  • Click the area near the printer name, and select the printer queue to use:
    - To print to a black & white printer select B+W - this option is cheaper
    To print to colour printer select Colour
  • Then print, and you will be prompted to enter your username (in the format zyxw321). Your job will then be sent to the MFDs and be available for 48 hours

At the printer

  • Swipe your card, or enter your username and password on the touchscreen panel
  • Select the work you wish to print, the press the blue lit button
  • When you have finished press the Access button twice logout.

Which printers can I print to?

All printing is to Multi-Functional Devices (MFDs), which can both print and photocopy using integrated control panels to release jobs. You can print from any of the following Open-Access PC Labs/Library areas.

Bedford Library level 2:

  • A number of black & white MFDs
  • Two colour MFDs

Computer Centre reception

  • Three black & white MFDs
  • One colour MFD

Founder's Library ground floor

  • Several black & white MFDs
  • One colour MFD

Other B&W MFDs

  • Bourne Yorkon PC Lab (map
  • HITT Lab (map)
  • International Building PC Lab 1 (IN005 - map)
  • International Building CALL Lab (IN006 - map)
  • International Building PostGrad Lab (IN030 - m ap)
  • Kingswood lab
  • Music Lab (map)
  • Arts Building PostGrad Lab (S17 - map)
  • Queen's Annexe PC Lab 1 (map)
  • Management CBT Lab

Printing charges

A charge is made for all printing, which is carried out via your Computer Centre Printing Account. You must have sufficient funds in order to print.


The main charges are:



Single sided

Double Sided





Black & white











The default is to print your work double-sided in all Open-Access PC Labs and Library areas.

If you wish you can change this, for example to print single-sided, from the properties tab within the printer dialogue box in the application being used. 

Paying for printing & checking your balance

To pay for your printing you need to have sufficient funds in your Computer Centre printing account. To view your account summary go to printing.rhul.ac.uk and enter your username & passwordkiosk.

Payment Kiosks

Kiosks accept all UK notes, £2 and £1 coins and are located:

  • On Level 2 of Bedford Library (available during opening hours)
  • In the Reception Area of the Computer Centre (available 24/7)

Making online payments

Deposits into your printing account can be made online 24/7.  The minimum amount that can be deposited is £5.  To do this:

  • Visit printing.rhul.ac.uk and login with your username & password to see your account summary.
  • In the My Account panel on the left click on the Online Payment link.
  • Once your payment has been accepted it will be immediately added to your printing account.

Changing to single-sided printing

By default, all printers are set to double sided printing. When you open the print dialogue box from any application you can change this as follows: 

  • Select the Colour or B+W printer 
  • Click the properties button to the right


  • You can select between 1 and 2-sided printing via the Print Type drop down box


Printing work quickly

quickprintIf you just need to print out your work quickly you can use the dedicated pc at the end of the Enquiry desk in the Bedford Library.  Log in, print and log out - you can then retrieve your work by logging in to one of the college printers.

You will see this sign next to the dedicated pc:

Don't forget!  - it is important that you sign out of the pc so that no one else can use your account.


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