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The Library manages the self-service photocopy machines at SF State. There is a full service copy center, Ctrl+P located on the Mezzanine Level of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.

Self service copies cost eight cents (8¢) per page (8 1/2 x 11) and must be paid for with the SF State OneCard ID or a Guest Card. Coins are not accepted. Money can be added to these cards at the AVS machines (Add ValueStation). See more AVS locations. Money can also be added online with a credit card. Guest Cards can be purchased for $2 at AVS machines, after which value must be added before using.

Self-service copiers can be found in the following locations:


  • Ground Floor/Study Commons- Library
  • First Floor, Circulation Room and Research Commons- Library
  • Downtown Campus
  • Business Building 220
  • Science Building 205
  • Student Services Building -- 1st floor
  • Student Union (3 copiers)

All copying on campus must adhere to the SF State copyright policy.

Color Copies

There are no color copiers in the Library. Ro print in color, please scan your document and use one of our color printers. Color prints are forty-five cents ($.45) per page in both 8.5x11 and 11x17 sizes.

Microfiche & Microfilm

Selected Microfiche and microfilm can be scanned to a file, emailed, or printed using a SF State OneCard ID or a Guest Card. Microfiche and Microfilms need to be requested online and will be delivered to the Book Checkout & Pickup Counter within 15-20 minutes when the Library is open.

SF State students and faculty are given priority in the use of microfilm and microfiche copiers/scanners, and use of these machines is restricted to copying/scanning only. Use of the copiers/scanners may be restricted to thirty minutes or less during busy periods.

Copying machines and readers are self-service; instructions are provided on each machine. Further assistance maybe obtained at the Book Checkout & Pickup Counter.

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