MyPrint System

Printing and photocopying at the Medical Library is available to BU students, faculty and staff. MyPrint, a BU UID-based system, provides a print allotment to students of 500 sheets for black and white printing per semester.  MyPrint also provides BU faculty and staff 100 sheets for black and white printing per semester.

Copies will be automatically added to user accounts each semester, and print jobs may be released by swiping a BU ID (or logging in with BU username and password) at any MyPrint station, whether in the Medical Library or at other locations on the Medical Campus, the Charles River Campus or the Fenway Campus.

Please note that allocations will be reset each semester, and unused allocations will not carry forward. Print cards from the Medical Library’s old print system (Pharos) will no longer be active.

If the print quota is exceeded, and for all color printing, additional funds may be added through Convenience Points. Students will add Convenience Points using their Student Link accounts; BU faculty and staff members may purchase Convenience Points via payroll deductions through the Terrier Convenience Plan.

The Medical Library has black and white printers on the 11th, 12th and 13th floors, as well as one color printer on the 12th floor (in the corner behind the bookshelves).

Library computers automatically send print jobs to MyPrint: for information on using MyPrint from a laptop, see

Library patrons who are not BU students, faculty or staff may print at a print/copy shop such as the FedEx Office—BU Medical Campus (700 Albany St.) or another location outside of the Library.

For more information on MyPrint please visit

For BMC/alumni/guests who still have cash value on print cards purchased from the old system (Pharos)

If you have a print card from the old system (Pharos), you will need to:

  1. Put your document(s) on a USB drive
  2. Present both your print card(s) and USB drive to the Library Computing Help Desk (INS 1109)
  3. The person at the Help Desk will check the database to determine the available balance on your old print card
  4. The person at the Help Desk will then print the document for you, and deduct the amount from your available balance
  5. The last day you will able to use your old print card is Friday, August 30, 2019.


Document scanners are located on the 11th and 12th floors of the Medical Library. Materials can be scanned in a variety of file formats and saved to a portable drive, emailed, or printed. There is no charge for scanning and saving or emailing a document: normal print charges (see above) apply for printed materials.