Copying, printing, scanning


Multifunktionsgerät zum Kopieren, Drucken und Scannen

Multifunctional devices (MFD) and scanners are available at various locations in the library. All multifunctional devices allow copying, printing, scanning and printing from a USB stick. 
You are responsible for compliance with copyright regulations (see User Regulations § 27.3 pdf).

MFD black/white [5 devices]:
Entrance hall, textbook collection (ground floor), photocopying room (2nd floor)

  • Payment by thoska or copy card
  • MFD in the textbook collection can be operated with coins

MFD multicolour [4 devices]:
Textbook collection (ground floor), 1st floor, photocopying room (2nd floor)

  • Payment by thoska or copy card
  • one device on the 2nd floor for use of members of staff of Erfurt University only

Overhead scanner [4 devices]:
in front of the textbook collection (EG), on the 1st floor
in the photocopying room (2nd floor) and in the special reading room

  • for book-friendly scanning

Costs for self-service

A4, black/white: 0,04€
A4, multicolour:  0,20€

A3, black/white: 0,08€
A3, multicolour: 0,40€

Payment by copy card, thoska or coins (device textbook collection). Scanning is free of charge.

Copy cards

Aufwerter UB Erfurt, Bezahlautomat

Thoska from all universities in Thuringia can be used for payment (minimum account on electronic purse 0,80 €).

Copy cards are available for € 5,00  at the dispensing machines in the library (opposite the information desk), EC, debit or credit card accepted.

Copy cards can be recharged as electronic purse with a minimum of  € 5,00 and a maximum of  € 60,00. Recharging is possible at the dispensing machines in the library (EC, debit or credit card) and in the Mensa (cash also).

For technical reasons the minimum balance on the copy card for copying or printing is 0,80 €.

It is possible to transfer credit from a copy card to the thoska. Please contact the thoska office.


Registrierung zum Drucken, PC in der UB Erfurt

Before sending a print job members of Erfurt University (staff and students) need to register their thoska once at the respective terminal in the entrance hall of the library. After registration printing jobs can be sent, collected from the multifunction devices and viewed at any time via the campus-wide Qpilot portal.

Printing of PDF documents directly on the multifunctional device is possible via USB stick. For external library users without a personal login from the University of Erfurt, i.e. also thoska holders from other Thuringian universities, this is the only possibility to print in the library.

Multicolour prints must be marked on the respective application/programme before sending the printing job. Prints can be picked up at the MFD labelled multicolour.  

Mobile printing

Interface des Programms MobilePrint

Driverless printing from mobile devices such as laptops or smartphones ("mobilePrint") is possible by storing the desired Office or PDF documents on the campus-wide Qpilot portal and sending them as printing jobs.


  • Log in at Select "mobilePrint".
  • Follow the instructions on the screen and upload the desired file.
  • You can then pick up your printing job at any multifunctional device in the university.


Single pages or articles from books and journals can be scanned and saved on the devices.

Scan formats: pdf, tiff, jpg

b/w or multicolour

At the MFD there are two ways for scanning:

  • Q-Pilot Scan : for students and staff of Erfurt University, your scan is automatically uploaded to the campus-wide portal, access by your login data.
  • USB drive function : for all library users, the scanned pages are saved on your own USB stick  (pdf, jpg, tiff, xps)

For reasons of book-friendly scanning we kindly ask you to use our overhead scanners next to the textbook collection, on the 1st floor, in the photocopying room and in our special reading room.

Please bring your own USB stick to save your scans.

Delivery Service

If required you can use our  Scanning service, Copy service or reproduction service for old book-stocks.


Information Services
Contact: Antje Boon
(Erfurt University Library)
C16 - Library / Service desk
Office hours
Please also note our
IT Service Desk
Service area
(University Computer and Media Centre)
C21 - Centre for Communication and Information (KIZ) / Room 0.11