Public Printing Facilities


It is possible to print to networked printers from a number of locations at LSE. These include:

  • Public computer areas or computer classrooms on the School campus
  • Halls of residence computer rooms and networked study-bedrooms
  • Your own laptop while connected to the LSE network

For further information on printing, please see Printing Online Guides and FAQs|.

Types and locations of printers


HP LaserJet printers produce high-quality printouts for text and graphics with
the capability of printing a wide range of fonts and point sizes. There is a
charge of 4p per side. The default paper size is A4 (29.7cm by 21cm).
There are laser printers located on every floor of the Library. When working in
the Library, you can collect your print job from any of these printers.
Outside the Library, there are laser printers situated in St Clements Building,
Clare Market Building, Old Building, Clement House, 20 Kingsway, King's
Chambers and Lincoln Chambers. When working outside the Library, you can
collect your print job from any of these printers.
There are also laser printers in all the halls of residence.


There are two high quality colour laser printers; one is located on the Library
lower ground floor and the other in the C120 print room. The default paper
size is A4 (29.7cm by 21cm) and the charge is 30p per page.

Using the laser printers

Create and edit your document on any public computer and then use the print
command in the software you are using to send the document to the network
printer queue. You then go to the print station, i.e. the computer attached to
the laser printer, to print the document from the print queue.

Important notes:

  • You must have credit on your printing account.
  • Before you go to the print station, you must have sent your work to the
  • print queue.

Obtaining and crediting a printing account

To pay for your printing and before you use a laser printer you must have a printing account .You can activate your printing account by crediting it at the Library Copy Shop or by using one of the automated value loader machines. These are situated in:

  • Library Copy Shop Ground Floor
  • Library Lower Ground Floor
  • Library 1st Floor
  • A038, Old Building Lower Ground Floor
  • C120, Clare Market Building First Floor
  • S08, St Clements Building Lower Ground Floor

Printing procedure

  1. Use any computer, except the print station, to create and edit your
    document in the normal way.
  2. When complete, thoroughly check your document to ensure that it is
    formatted correctly. Most Windows applications have a Print Preview
    command that allows you to see exactly how a document will appear
    when printed.
  3. When you are ready to print, use the print command in the software you
    are using, i.e. the Print option in the File menu or click on the Print
    button to send your document to the network queue.
  4. Go to the print station computer, next to the printer you want to collect
    your print job from.
    At the print station you need to identify yourself with your username
    and password so that the document(s) you have sent to the print
    queue can be listed.

  5. Type your username and password at the print station. Then, follow the
    instructions on the computer screen.
    The print station will list your submitted print jobs – ensure that you
    have sufficient balance on your printing account to print your work.
  6. Select the print job(s) you wish to print, then click on the Print button to
    release your document(s) to the printer.
  7. Once your work is printed, click on the Logout button to log off from the
    print station.

Using the colour printers

See above for the location of colour printers. For more information on using colour printers, see Colour Printing.

Obtaining paper for the printers

 Paper supplies can be replenished at:

  • The IT Help Desk, Library First Floor during opening hours
  • Outside Help Desk hours, some supplies are left with Security in the Library and the Old Building
  • In Halls of Residence, you should check with the reception desk.

Reporting faults

Public areas

All faults with any printer or print station should be reported to Information Management and Technology.

Visit: IT Help Desk|, Library First Floor
Phone: 020 7955 6728 (or ext 6728)

Halls of Residence

Contact your Residence IT adviser in the first instance:


Butler’s Wharf|

Carr Saunders|

Grosvenor House|

High Holborn|

Lilian Knowles|

Northumberland House|



Sidney Webb House|