How to pay for printing and copying, how to get a refund

You will need a Papercut account to pay for your printing & copying jobs at all three libraries.

For more information on printing, scanning, and photocopying, see How and where do I print, scan, and photocopy in the library?

Most frequently asked questions

How do I add money to my printing account?

Online using a credit card: 

  1. Enter your SFU Computing ID and password and press the 'Log in' button.
  2. Click on the 'Add printing credit' link located on the left navigation bar. You will be taken to the Moneris Credit Card Gateway. This will add money to the Cash balance of your printing account from your credit card.

Papercut machine using cash:

  • The machine takes $1 and $2 coins and $5, $10 and $20 bills, and does not give change.
  • At Bennett Library (Burnaby) the Papercut machine is located across from the Tech Help desk on the 3rd floor.
  • At Fraser Library (Surrey), the Papercut machine is located in the mezzanine, near the Firemen's lab (Room 2300) and the security desk.

Note: The maximum amount on an account is $100. Money added to a printing account cannot be withdrawn afterwards, and there are no refunds. Remaining Cash balances can be transferred to another person on campus.

Do any copiers/printers/scanners accept coins (instead of Papercut)?


Where can I get change?

You can ask for change at the service counter at any SFU library.

How can I get a refund?

  • You can request a refund for printing jobs from SFU IT Services.
  • See IT Services' Refund Policy for more details.