IT facilities

The University provides a huge range of IT facilities, including desktop and laptop computers running the latest, most up-to-date software.

You can also access printing, scanning and photocopying facilities, as well as specialised hardware dedicated to improving your education.

On campus computer facilities

Over 3,000 computers are available for your use in general access areas, which include dedicated labs, libraries and student hubs located at Callaghan, Ourimbah, Sydney, Tamworth and City precinct.

Student computers are available at our Port Macquarie campus and Singapore, but you will need to check with your local IT support team for further information.

Computer labs, locations and opening hours

You can also borrow a laptop, although they are only for use in the library from which you borrowed it.

Student print, scan and photocopy services

The University provides a secure, sustainable and flexible print, scan and photocopy service for all students enrolled at our Callaghan, Newcastle City, Central Coast and Sydney campuses, as well as our Gosford Hospital and HMRI locations.

Accessible from BYOD laptops and mobile devices and University computers, this service enables you to print securely, scan and photocopy using any of the University’s multi-purpose Ricoh printers.

You can send your job to print from anywhere, any device, at any time and it will be held in the print queue ready for you to release from any of the University Ricoh printers for up to 24 hours. Simply find the closest Ricoh printer by searching ‘print’ in the myUON mobile app, and use your student ID card to ‘tap and release’ your printing. Find out more about using the print service below.

Students enrolled at other University locations can access the local print services available to them.  If you are visiting from another location and wish to print, please contact a member of the Library team for help with printing as a guest.

Setting up to print

If you enrolled at the University after 12 July 2021, you will firstly need to associate your student ID card before you can print.  Find out how.

If you were enrolled at the University before 12 July 2021 you do not need to complete this step.

Then you will need to ensure you have credit available on your account. Find out how to top up and check your credit balance and view the University printing costs.

See below to decide on the best printing option for you or go straight to scanning and photocopying.


There are different ways you can send your items to print depending on your preferences.

Personal Devices

Installing Mobility Print Software on your device – set up your device to send any file type directly to a University Ricoh printer (without the need to upload to the PaperCut web print portal).

Web Print – upload your pdf and image files (bmp, dib, gif, jfif, jif, jpe, jpeg, jpg, png, tif, tiff) to the PaperCut print portal (Word, Excel or other files will need to be converted) and send them to print over the web.

  • From your personal BYOD laptop or mobile device.

University Printers

University computers are set up to default to the University print service and will send all file types to print directly to the University Ricoh printers:

Photocopying and scanning

It is possible to photocopy and scan documents from any of the University Ricoh printers.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.