Using the Library menu


There are photocopiers in all the Libraries.

Photocopying is paid for using your QM iPay account. This is held on your Queen Mary ID/Library card, and works in the same way as Transport for London's Oyster card

Topping up your QM iPay account

Your QM i-Pay account can be topped up in two different ways:

  • Visiting the touch-screen kiosks on the ground floor of each library.
  • Online using the QM iPay Webcentre

To use the touch-screen kiosks in the Library, touch your ID card to the kiosk pad. The screen will display your name and your current balance. As coins or notes are inserted the balance updates. Once you have inserted the desired value you should select the 'finish' button on the touchscreen.

If it is the first time you have used the system you may be asked to register your card by inputting your Student Services / IMAP username and password.


Once credit has been added to your account, you simply need to touch your ID card to the reader on the front of the copier. Your balance will be displayed on the screen. If you don't have enough credit in the account to make a copy a message will tell you to credit the account. The balance is displayed at the bottom left of the copier screen at all times and decreases as each copy is made.

Photocopying prices

Paper sizeA4A3
Black and white 4p 8p
Colour 20p 40p


Photocopying for visitors

Photocopying cards are available for visitors on request. Please go to the Library Welcome Desk.



If there is a problem with the photocopiers (paper jam, no paper etc) please report it to the Welcome Desk.

Terms and conditions

These terms and conditions apply to all online transactions made to Library Services, Queen Mary University of London.

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