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Printing, Photocopying, & Scanning

Find out how to make use of these essential services with our step-by-step instructions!


  • ​All those eligible to enter the Main Library may make use of our Octopus printing facilities
  • Both black-and-white and colour printing are available

Step-by-Step Guide to Printing Using Your Octopus Card

1. Select "Lib-Octopus Black and White" or "Lib-Octopus Colour" according to your needs and click "Print".


2. The printer closest to you will automatically be selected.  Input a "Login Name" and "Password" of your own choice, then click "Submit"

* Note that this Login Name and Password is simply to allow the printer to identify your print job, and is NOT related to your BU SSOID or your Library Account.
* For HKBU students and staff, we recommend using your student/staff ID number as your Login Name for ease of identification.



3. Walk over to the Octopus control panel next to the printer, and select "Print".        


4. Select "Use Octopus".


5. Insert your Octopus card and press "Confirm".              



6. Enter the "Login Name" & "Password" that you chose in Step 2, then press "Login".


7. Press "Web Print" on the Octopus Control Panel.                     


​ 8. Select the files for printing and press "Confirm to Print".



9. Press "Finish Printing" when all pages have printed.         


10. Press "Complete and Logout"


11. Press "Confirm" and take out your Octopus card.

* Ignore the "Deduct in Quota first..." option. ITO Print Quota cannot be used for printing using these machines.




If you encounter any problems or need help using your Octopus Card, please enquire at the User Services Counter on Level 3.

You can also ask at this counter if there is a problem with the quality of your printing (e.g. toner issues, missing pages, etc.).