MDRL Printing Policy

The MDRL provides the following print services to eligible lab patrons.


A variety of large format printers

Large-format printing is a resource for students and faculty of Auburn University for class assignments or academic research projects. See the MDRL Help Desk for setup assistance and approval of large-format prints. Printing capability includes items up to 36" on one side, and printing is as available.

Large-format printing costs, please note:

Beginning August 15th, we will be charging $7.00 per page on large format printing. Auburn University Libraries is no longer able to assume the cost of poster printing that has been freely available in the RBD Library's Media and Digital Resource Lab. In an effort to recover costs, the Libraries will begin charging a $7.00 fee per page for all large format printing beginning August 15th, 2018. In keeping with previous policy, printing will be restricted to class assignments, academic research projects and presentations. Fees are collected via bursar bills, and the charge will not apply to AU faculty and staff at this time.

Dean, RBD Library

NOTE: The MDRL does not provide large-format printing for personal, campus organization, or departmental purposes. For example, we do not print birthday posters, Greek or campus event materials, or departmental signage.


Laser printers in color and black and white

Laser printing is self-service. All charges for laser printing are automatically charged to your
student eBill as follows:

Color laser printing costs 50¢ per sheet-side.

  • Available sheet sizes include Letter, Legal, Tabloid, and certain pre-approved custom media;
  • The 50¢ charge applies to the sheet-side, regardless of its size;
  • Our color laser printer supports double-sided (duplex) printing for most media types;
  • Duplex prints are billed as two sheet-sides

 Black-and-white (monochrome) laser printing costs 10¢ per sheet-side.

  • Available sheet sizes include Letter, Legal, and certain pre-approved custom media;
  • The 10¢ charge applies to the sheet-side, regardless of its size;
  • Duplex prints are billed as two sheet-sides;



THE MDRL IS NOT A DROP-OFF SERVICE BUREAU. We will help you print, but you must visit the lab in-person.

CHARGES FOR PRINTING INCLUDE ANYTHING THAT YOU ACCIDENTALLY PRINT. Think before you click print, and choose the self-service printer carefully! For example, printing a black-and-white document to the color laser printer will charge you the same as if it were in color. Be sure to proof your poster before you ask to print it. Additional prints result in additional cost.

STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CHARGES INCURRED IN THE MDRL. Charges for printing in this lab go to the Office of the Bursar. If printing is included in your major or specific course as part of a lab fee or other means, those allowances DO NOT transfer to this lab.

Student employees sent to the MDRL to print items for employers will be responsible for any printing fees. Students should make arrangements for reimbursement through their employer.