The Caltech Library offers a number of printing, scanning, and copying options to its students, faculty, and staff. 

Caltech Affiliates and library visitors are not able to print or copy but scanning may be available (see "Scanning" below).

For access to Web Print (to quickly print common file types) click here. Instructions can be found here. (Requires an access.caltech account.)


Printer locations

  • SFL basement
  • SFL 1st floor
  • SFL 3rd floor
  • Cahill
  • Dabney 1st floor
  • Geology main room
  • Millikan 9th floor

The public printers in the libraries only print on plain paper in three sizes: 8 1/2 x 11", 8 1/2 x 14" and 11 x 17". If you have a printing request involving larger sized paper, special paper, or transparencies, or would like to charge the printing to a departmental account, please contact DocuServe at docuserve [at] or x6437.

The Geology library also has a large format (36" max) printer; contact Tony Diaz at tonyd [at] or x6699 for an appointment. Use of this printer is for map printing and scanning only. Please contact Graphic Resources for poster printing.

Printing Policy
Check your printing balance
Printing instructions (including printing from your own computer)


Scanner locations

  • SFL basement (Xerox MFP)
  • SFL 1st floor (Epson flatbed, Xerox MFP, and KIC Bookeye 4 overhead)
  • SFL 3rd floor (Xerox MFP)
  • Millikan 9th floor (Xerox MFP)
  • Millikan Basement (Xerox MFP)
  • Dabney 1st floor (Xerox MFP)
  • Cahill (Xerox MFP)
  • Geology (Epson flatbed, Xerox MFP, OpticBook book-edge scanner, and HP large format scanner)

Scanner instructions

Caltech Affiliates: Standalone (USB) flatbed scanner available on SFL 1st floor for use with checkout MacBook Air or your own laptop.

Library Visitors: Please contact library AT to arrange for assistance.


Photocopier Locations:

  • SFL basement*
  • SFL 1st floor*
  • SFL 3rd floor*
  • Millikan 9th floor*
  • Dabney 1st floor*
  • Cahill*
  • Geology main room*

*access.caltech login required
Printing Policy

Check your photocopying/printing balance
For departmental copying, please contact DocuServe (docuserve AT