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Print and Copy

Free for academic use within reasonable limits

The Sheppard Library is the hub of print activity across Campus and to support demand a blend of printers are installed. These are designed to meet a variety of challenges such as faster printing, higher image quality and delivering across a wide range of media.  Flexible ways to print such as directly from USB and mobile devices continue to play an important part towards enhancing student achievement and experience.

Please print responsibly – #ThinkBeforeYouPrint

Student print and copy is free for academic purposes within reasonable limits but it's important that we all print and copy responsibly and abide by the Printing and Photocopying Policy and Guidance for Students.

In the academic year 2018/19, the MDX community collectively printed over 11 million pages, which is the equivalent of 1,360 trees being chopped down, or enough energy to provide electricity to nearly 24 homes for one year.

We need to work together as a team to reduce the University’s use of paper and the impact of our printing on the environment.

You are also now able to access PaperCut Client – a personalised environmental dashboard allowing you to quickly and easily assess the impact of your printing usage on the environment, global warming and waste management.

A user guide has been produced to help you make the most out of this new software.

Please note: All printing and copying is recorded against a student account and mechanisms are in place to take action in cases of excessive printing, copying or other unauthorised use.

Where to find student printers:

Sheppard Library

Printers will still be available whilst you are studying in the library.  Due to Covid-19, not all of them will be in use and you might notice one or two printers in different areas. This allows us to maintain social distancing. If you wish to print, but not necessarily study in the library, printers are accessible in College Building and other buildings across Campus.

Printers across campus

Student printers are also located in various buildings on and off the main Hendon Campus.

  • Grove (10)
  • Williams Building (2)
  • College Building (outside CG51, 2 outside C117 and 2 outside C213)
  • Hatchcroft (2)
  • Ravensfield (1)
  • The Vine (1)
  • Ritterman Building (5)
  • Hendon Library (1)
  • MDX House (1)
  • Town Hall (1)
  • Allianz Park
  • Whittington Health Library
  • Beaufort Park

The first time you use a printer

You will need to register your ID card to any printer.  It’s a simple one-off procedure  and once completed, you will be able to ‘touch’ in to any student printer across campus to print, copy or scan.

Printing directly from a USB

All of our printers can let you print directly from your USB drive/memory stick, a popular and time saving option with students that allows you to print Microsoft files (Word, PowerPoint etc.) as well as PDF, JPG and tiff files.

Printing from your Windows laptop

To install the printer on your Windows 10 laptop, please press the Windows button + R key on your keyboard to open the Run dialog box.

Inside the Run box, type in the following:


Press OK – after a few seconds, you will be asked for your user ID and password. Type in uni\ followed by your user ID - for example, if your user ID is ab123, you will have to type uni\ab123 - and then your password.

Once your details have been entered correctly, the printer will automatically start installing. After a few minutes, you will see Studentprinter as an installed printer – you will now be able to send files to print from your laptop, and then print out those files from any student printer on campus.

Please note: you will need to be connected to the MDXUNI network on your laptop in order to send files to print.

Printing from your MacBook

You can download the MacBook printer driver by logging onto the download server here.

Once you have logged in, go to the Downloads page - near the bottom of the list of software, you will find a link for Student Mac Printer Installer 1.0. Please click on the link, and then follow the instructions in the attached PDF guide to download and install the printer on your MacBook.

You can also print on your MacBook via the mobileprint option, as per the instructions below.

Printing from iOS devices

On iOS devices (iPhones and iPads), as well as on MacBooks, the mobile printer will automatically be added once you have connected to the MDXUNI wireless network. If you then go to the print option from within any document or photo on your iOS device, you will be able to select mobileprint as a printer. Your University user ID and password will be required (as per myUniHub login) to send files to print, which is a one-off procedure. Please remember to tap the options tab and select the appropriate paper size when printing.

Printing from Android devices

You will need to download the Mobility Print app from the Google Play Store - please click on the link, or search for Mobility Print on your device’s Play Store to download.

Once Mobility Print has been installed, you can select it as a printer when choosing the print option on your Android device. Your University user ID and password will be required (as per myUniHub login) to send files to print. Please ensure you select the correct paper size (either A4 or A3) when printing.

Scan options

Documents can be scanned and sent to your OneDrive or University e-mail only - we recommend you always select the OneDrive option especially if you’re scanning large files or documents which exceed 50 pages. There is also a scan and store option which allows you to scan documents or images directly to your USB drive/memory stick.

Binding Options

The Sheppard Library offers A4 heat binders which are free of charge and come in a range of sizes to accommodate documents up to around 190 pages. These can be obtained from the UniHelp Desk.

Spiral binding is available from CDS Print Services however this is not a free service and costs will vary dependent on individual requirements.  You can find CDS in the basement of the Sheppard Library.

CDS are maintaining all their print, media and scanning services but with a reduced staffing level, so please be mindful of this. For Print Requests or enquiries please email mdx@CDS.co.uk

CDS Office opening times: Business hours; 8.30am to 5pm. Hatch opening 9.30am to 4pm.

Access to CDS during Covid-19 - one way system

Facing the Sheppard library, turn right, go down the pathway leading between the Sheppard library and the Williams building, at the bottom of the ramp (which turns left at the bottom) turn left towards the Sheppard library, walk towards the double doors leading to the Sheppard library basement, press the doorbell located next to the CDS sign and a member of staff from CDS will respond and escort you to their office.

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