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What are QR Codes?

Library catalog QRcode

The QR code above will take you to the catalog record for a surprise book. Give it a try.

Quick Response (QR) Codes

QR Codes are two-dimensional barcodes which can be scanned by a cell phone or mobile device's camera prompting it to load a webpage or display the text contained in the code.


In order to make use of QR codes you need:

  • A cell phone or other mobile device with a camera and
  • a QR Code reading application (app).
  • Search "QR Code Reader" in the

    • iTunes Store or
    • Android Market


What are Library Catalog QR codes for?

QR codes in the computer catalog allow people go quickly to the record information on their mobile device.

After you have installed the QR code reading app on your device, go to the app and point your phone's camera at the code. It will take you to the page on your mobile device.

See related: Electronic Books (E-Books), Finding Books, Access the Library on My Mobile Device