Printing and Copying

To reduce waste and encourage less paper usage, Bowdoin has adopted an "allocation then charge" model for printing and copying. Each semester students receive a $60 credit, equivalent to 1200 black-and-white, double-sided sheets. Once your semester's allocation is exhausted, print costs are debited from your OneCard account. Print costs, outlined below, remain constant whether the print costs are charged to your allocation or are charged to your OneCard account.

This allocation can be used at all public black-and-white printers on campus. Additionally, copy machines and microform prints now draw against your allocation funds, if available, before deducting from your OneCard account. Color printing and copying, due to the expensive printers and toners required, is not included in your allocation funds and charges directly your OneCard account.

The total cost of your print job will be displayed on the computer at the time of printing so you will have an opportunity to cancel the job. At the print release station you can see your current allocation balance and can cancel your print job. You are not charged until your document is sent to the printer.

Student Print costs 

Black-and-white printing $.03 per single-sided page
$.05 per double-sided page
Charges to allocation funds if available, then OneCard
Black-and-white copying $.03 per single-sided copy
$.05 per double-sided copy
Charges to allocation funds if available, then OneCard
Microform printing
on new ScanPro 2000
same price as
black-and-white printing
Charges to allocation funds if available, then OneCard
Microform printing
on other microform printers
$.10 per print Charges to OneCard account only
Color Printing $.30 per single-sided page
$.45 per double-sided page
Charges to OneCard account only
Color Copying $.30 per single-sided page
$.60 per double-sided page
Charges to OneCard account only
Faculty, Staff, and Guest pricing varies