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Electronic Legal Deposit terminal

The Electronic Legal Deposit terminal is located in the Library Office and provides access to books and journals received by the University on electronic legal deposit. This is where you can read material designated in iDiscover as 'Available on designated PCs in the UL and most Faculty and Departmental libraries'. No digital copying is allowed but printing is permitted, within normal copyright regulations. The terminal operates when the Library Office is staffed so users may want to contact library staff to arrange to use it. See the Electronic Legal Deposit LibGuide for further information.


Printing, photocopying and scanning

Printing, photocopying and scanning is unavailable to everyone except Zoology Department staff and postgraduate students until further notice. This is due to a failure of the network connection.

The library has a multi-function device (MFD) for printing, copying and scanning books, journals and documents. This is located in the room next to the Library Office and is switched on during opening hours only. There is an identical MFD in the Computer Suite on the 2nd floor, which is on at all times.

Printing is held in a queue for 24 hours. You will need to present your University Card to the MFD to release your printing or use the device. You can also print from a memory stick or similar device.

The Department uses the University Information Service’s DS-Print service. You can pre-pay for printing and copying online using a debit or credit card. The charges for printing and copying are:

  • Black & white A4: 5p per sheet (whether double- or single-sided);
  • Colour A4: 30p per sheet (whether double- or single-sided);
  • Black & white A3: 10p per sheet (whether double- or single-sided);
  • Colour A3: 60p per sheet (whether double- or single-sided).

For more information, including details of how to send print jobs from your own devices using Mobility or Cloud Print, please see the relevant Information Services website

Staff and postgraduate students in the Department of Zoology are given an allocation of credit for printing and copying. In order to print to an MFD you will need to install DS-Print on your computer, see for instructions. Please note: You must use the 'Using DS-Print for desktops and laptops' instructions and not those for Mobility or Cloud Print. If you have any questions, please ask the Senior Library Assistant for assistance.

Scanning is free and scanned files are sent to your @cam email address. 

You must observe the copyright regulations for printing, copying and scanning, which are displayed by the machines.



Zoology Library





The Library 
Department of Zoology 
Downing Street
Cambridge - CB2 3EJ 

Telephone      01223 336648
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Summer Vacation opening hours:

Mon-Thu   8:30am to 5pm

Friday       Open only to Zoology Department members with card access to the building

Library users should check the Updates on the homepage for any changes to opening hours before coming to the library.


Study space access restricted to:

  • Current staff and students of the University


Non-University members and anyone requiring assistance must contact the library in advance as staff are not always available.


Senior Library Assistant: Jane Acred