Answered By: UAlbany Libraries
Last Updated: Aug 06, 2019     Views: 29

Printing and photocopying are 5¢ per black & white page.  Color is only available for printing, at 50¢ per page.

There are two ways to purchase printing/copies at the libraries:


UAlbany ID Card Podium Account:

To use your UAlbany ID Card to purchase prints/photocopies, you must have Podium Account funds on your card. You can add Podium Account funds by going:

  • Online to GET: UAlbany ID Card Online Services with a credit card; 
  • In-person at the UAS Office (Campus Center B-52) with cash, check, or credit card; or 
  • At the Podium Value Card terminals (referenced below) with cash in the amount of $1, $5, $10, or $20 bills. Instructions are available at the terminal.
    • Please note that terminals do not provide cashback. These funds will be available as Podium Accounts funds and can be used for printing/copying as well as any other venue that accepts Podium funds (e.g., vending, dining locations, and the bookstore).


Podium Value Card:

The Podium Value Card terminal is a debit card system located at each library. The self-service terminal sells $1 Podium Value Cards (valued at $0) for non-university affiliated users or for those that do not have access to their UAlbany ID Card at the time of purchase. 

You will need to reinsert the card in the lower-left slot to add funds to the card. Decide how much funds you want to add to the card and insert that amount of money into the machine. The machine will accept $1, $5, $10, or $20 bills. Please note that terminals do not provide cashback.



Unfortunatly we cannot refund money at the library. You will need to visit the UAS Office if money is lost in the Podium Value Card terminal. UAlbany ID Card cannot refund money for $1 Podium Value Cards that were purchased in error.