Costs at W.A.C. Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby), Belzberg Library (SFU Vancouver), Fraser Library (SFU Surrey) are:
- Black and white printing: All sizes: $.11/side or $.22 for a double-sided printout (the same prices apply when you print two pages on one sheet or side of paper.)
- Colour printing: All sizes: $.25/side
- Copying: All sizes: $.11/side or $.22 for a double-sided printout (the same prices apply when you print two pages on one sheet or side of paper.)
Why does it cost more to copy in the library than at any other place?
Library photocopy services are operated on a cost-recovery basis on behalf of SFU students and faculty. Equipment leases, supplies, parts, and the salaries of staff who maintain these machines are all covered by the cost of photocopies.
Our machines are more expensive than many commercial machines because they have to work reliably under constant use. Over 3 million copies are made on our machines each year. Our technicians service the machines as required, throughout the day and the evening, seven days a week, to ensure that the machines are operational and filled with paper and toner. Corner stores, drugstores, and other places that offer copying services can get by if their machines are sometimes out of order, but we know that university students require reliable copying services.