Printing, copying and scanning

COVID-19 update: State Library is temporarily closed to public.

We will continue to keep visitors informed and follow all health advice from the Queensland and Australian governments. We have an advice page for people using the library and we update this page as changes happen.

To print, copy or scan you need your State Library membership card or a copy card.
You can print, copy or scan in each floor of the Library.

Once submitted, you have one hour time to print your documents at any printing/copying/scanning machine. 

  • Select Print on your computer and choose your print settings (printing is automatically set to black and white)
  • Enter your card number in the pop up window
  • Swipe your card through the black card swipe box on the right side of the copy/printing machine (your current balance appears on the touch screen)
  • Press OK on the touch screen (a list of your print jobs appears on the touch screen)
  • Select the job you want to print and press Print
  • To logout swipe your card again.
  • Swipe your card through the black card swipe box on the right side of the copy/printing machine (your current balance appears on the touch screen) 
  • Press OK on the touch screen
  • Press the Copy button on the top left of the touch screen
  • Select your copy settings from the options on the touch screen (the machine is automatically set to copy in black and white)
  • Place the material to be copied at the top left corner of the glass or in the document feed tray at the top
  • Press the green Start button to begin copying
  • To logout select the Home icon at the bottom of the touch screen and then swipe your card again.
  • Swipe your card through the black card swipe box on the right side of the copy/printing machine (your current balance appears on the touch screen)
  • Press OK on the touch screen
  • Press the Scan to USB button on the top left of the touch screen
  • Select the Scan to Storage Device icon
  • Insert your USB in the left of the touch screen
  • Click on the USB icon
  • Press Start
  • When finish click on the small USB icon on the bottom left of the screen to unplug your USB
  • Click OK
  • To logout, first press the home icon at the bottom of the touch screen then swipe your card.

 

Wi-Fi printing at State Library allows you to print files from your computer. To print online texts, save them in a document first.

The first time you use this service you need to set a password specifically for Wi-Fi printing on your membership or copy card.  Please see a staff member to get a password.  

Once you have obtained your password:

  • Click on the print now button below
  • Enter your library or print/copy card number and Wi-Fi password
  • Upload your document
  • Go to the copy/printing machine to release your print job as per instruction above.

Find the printing rooms by consulting the detailed maps.

Charges

On levels 1 and 3, you can 'top-up' the credit on your library card or buy a copy card for $1 (which includes 30c credit).  

Black and white A4 copies are 20 cents per sheet
  A3 copies are 30 cents per sheet
Colour A4 copies are $1.20 per sheet
  A3 copies are $2.00 per sheet

Ask our staff if you need help at any time.