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Copying and scanning

Multifunctionals and the new way to pay


Do you, as a visitor, wish to copy documents at VU? Then you can arrange this in the following ways:

Using the multifunctionals (printing and copying)

  • You don’t possess a personal VU card but you do have a VUnetID? Then you can complete an online web form to apply for a personal VU card. After this you can create a Digital IT wallet and load/reload this via the web portal
  • You possess neither a personal VU card nor a VUnetID? Then as of the start of January you can create a Digital IT wallet (guest account) and load/reload this via the web portal You can link this account to any Mifare card such as the OV chip card, your UvA card or your VUmc card. You can link the account and the card at the printer. This account is only for copying purposes, not for any other functions.

All account balances on the current guest accounts for printing will be cancelled as of 31 December 2014. So you should use up your current guest account.It’s not possible to restitute the balance left on your guest account.

If you have any questions about using the multifunctionals please contact the IT Service Desk.


BuildingLocationReload station for print account
ActaCorridor OZ-00bx
Main BuildingBasement (at the entrance to the restaurant, opposite the reprography centre)x
Main Building8a-00a (at the coffee corner) 
Main Building0a-00, at lift group 6 
Main Building0a-00, at the Student Desk 
Initium2nd floor (at the coffee corner)X
Medical Faculty0d (ground floor, D wing, in the restaurant)X
VUmcMedical Libraryx
Transitorium0b (ground floor, B wing, at the Sodexo coffee corner)X
W&N Building0m (ground floor, M wing, at the main entrance)X
W&N Building6th floor, C wing 
Uilenstede0a (ground floor, in the hall of A wing) 


Visitors can use our multifunctionals to make copies or scan. You cannot print.

Please note: you cannot use every multifunctional.

There are black and white multifunctionals and colour multifunctionals. If you wish to make colour copies or scans, you should therefore go to a colour multifunctional. Find a multifunctional with  a USB-port and a pay point.

Scanning is free; copying is not.

A4 black and white: 4 cents
A4 colour: 14 cents
A3 black and white: 6 cents
A3 colour: 20 cents.

Staples are included in the price.

IT Service Desk
If you have any questions, please contact the IT Service Desk.
Central desk: Main Building 0A-11 (from 09:00 to 17:00)
Telephone: +31 (0)20 598 0000 (from 08:00 to 18:00)