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QR codes


A QR code (short for Quick Response) is a two-dimensional barcode that can be read by camera phones, iPods, iPads, and dedicated QR readers. When scanned it sends information to your phone, such as telephone numbers, URLs, text, etc.

QR codes in the Library

You'll start to see QR codes appearing in the library as part of displays, shelving, and in the catalog.

In the catalog, you have the option of texting call number information to yourself, but this can incur charges. A quicker way to get the information is to scan the QR code. Within the catalog, the QR code will give you the title, location, call number, and status of an item.

How do I get a QR reader?

There are a variety of QR code readers that are free. Some that you might try are:

The QR code above will take you to the library's mobile site. Give it a try.

Please note, that if you're not using a wireless network, data access charges may apply.

Last updated April 15, 2011 by Laura Pope Robbins