Printing & Scanning

Paperless Printing

Save trees, toner, and money by making a PDF instead of printing. Applications installed on the library PCs allow you to "Print to PDF".

Paper Printing

  • Default paper is 8.5 X 11, B/W or color
  • For other formats, add your own paper
  • You can print up to 11x 17
  • Please NO transparencies!
Stanford Affiliates and General Public

You can print from all computers located in the library. Printing is available for Stanford affiliates as well as general public (ask for guess access at the Services desk).

We have 3 printers available: 2 B/W HP laserjet and an HP color laserjet.

SoM Students

For SoM students only, a printer is available in the Li Ka Shing Center 4th Floor.

Printing Cost & Payment

  • 10¢/page, 20¢ double-sided
  • Purchase a Cash Card from the vending machine in the library
  • The machine accepts $1.00, $5.00, $10.00 and $20.00 bills. It does NOT accept coins
  • There is a $1 fee for the card


We cannot offer cash refunds for poor quality print jobs or photocopies. User Services Desk staff may offer replacements on a case-by-case basis


We have two scanners available for use with a SUNet ID. If you do not have a SUNet ID or are not affiliated with Stanford, please stop by the front desk to ask about the use of the scanners and one of our staff will assist you. Please bring along a thumb drive to download scanned files or simply email the files to yourself.


As of 2015, the library no longer maintains copy machines due to low usage and high cost of maintenance. Library users are encouraged to make use of our scanners or simply take photos using their cell phones. The closest public copy machine outside the library is in the Stanford Hospital Health Library located in the nearby Stanford Cancer Center.

For large prints and posters, check the Poster Printing Service at Lathrop

Wireless printing available
We DO NOT have
Air Print

Printing from Your Laptop

Your laptop must be registered and connected to Stanford network and you need to install the Pharos Popup software first:

Install to Print at Lane Library

Install to Print at Li Ka Shing