Photocopiers & Printers

Self-service photocopying, scanning and printing is available on the ground, first, second, and third floors of the State Library. These services are accessible to both State Library members, as well as the general public.

Printing and photocopying services are payable by cash or EFTPOS, however, if you plan on regularly using State Library printers, you can add credit to your membership card.


Photocopiers generate intense amounts of light and heat which pose a threat to the physical well-being of paper. To protect rare and fragile books and records, some categories of material are not able to be copied using the photocopiers available. If you require a copy of these materials, staff will provide advice on copying alternatives. Where photocopying is not permitted, photography may be an acceptable alternative.


Printing is available from all State Library public access computers, as well as personal mobile devices.  

For details on how to print from a mobile device, please refer to this Mobile Print Service page. You can also print emails and attachments by forwarding the email directly to the printer using the relevant email address available on the Mobile Print Service page.


Scanning to USB is available from all printers in the Library. This service is free of charge. Please note, scanning to email is not available. If you would like to scan a document but do not have a USB, please see Library staff who may be able to assist you.


EFTPOS, cash, or printing credit stored on your membership card are the accepted methods of payment. Credit may be added to your membership card at the print/copy kiosks available on all floors of the Library (except Mezzanine).

Please note, the following is not accepted: 5 and 50 cent coins, $50 notes. Receipts are available and change is given, subject to availability.

Self Service Photocopying/Printer Charges (updated 1 July annually):

Size and Colour Cost Per Side (Price inc. GST)
A4 B/W 20 cents
A3 B/W 40 cents
A4 Colour $1.00
A3 Colour $2.00
Last updated on: 29 September 2020