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Biological Sciences: Printing and Copying

Subjects: Biology, Zoology

Manage your PCAS account

Transferring Credit

If you set up a PCAS account before September 6th 2016 you must transfer any existing credit from your old PCAS account onto a new PCAS account. This simple transfer can be completed online by visiting the PCAS Balance Portal.

Price list

Single Duplex
b/w A4  6p 9p
b/w A3  10p 15p
Colour A4  20p 30p
Colour A3  40p 60p
Scan  2p n/a

PCAS - Print, Copy and Scan

PCAS is the system for printing, photocopying, and scanning in the Bodleian Libraries. The Radcliffe Science Library has 4 self-service copiers where you can photocopy or scan, and collect print jobs you've sent from a computer. Services include:

How do I pay?

  • You need a PCAS account to do any printing, photocopying or scanning. If you are a new member of the University, your PCAS account will have been created for you automatically.
  • Top-up your account from any PC, using a credit/debit card
  • Credit is held in the secure online system 
  • You can view your account balance and past activity.
  • There are no coin- or card-operated copiers in the Bodleian Libraries.
  • Your College or Department will each have a different system.

Setting up and using a PCAS account

PCAS accounts are set up automatically for new members of the University and those receiving a Bodleian Reader's Card for the first time. You access your PCAS account using your Bodleian Libraries username and password. You can find out more about accessing your account here.

To use a PCAS machine, tap your University Card on the card sensor on the machine. If this is the first time you have used your account, you will then be asked to type in your Bodleian Libraries username and password. You will now be able to complete any printing or photocopying. Credit is automatically deducted from your account.

Getting Help

If you are having problems using PCAS, transferring credit from an old PCAS account or have any other questions, you can contact the PCAS team via E-mail -


Copyright law

Remember, copyright law dictates that you may copy:

  • Up to 5% or one chapterof a book (whichever is the greater)
  • Up to 5% or one article from a journal (whichever is the greater)

For further details please visit the Bodleian Libraries webpage:


You can find further information about PCAS and guides to using PCAS functions and services at the following links -