What is a QR Code?
In simple terms a QR or Quick Response Code is a type of barcode. If your phone has a QR Code Reader application installed you can take a picture of the Codes and they'll link your phone to a webpage or specific content.
Why would I use a QR Code?
You may find that scanning a QR Code and storing or accessing data directly using your mobile phone is more convenient that writing down call numbers or URLs on a separate piece of paper.
QR Codes in the Library
In the Library catalogue, individual records of books and journal titles include a QR Code. By reading the code, you can save the Title, Author, Location and Call Number of the book you are viewing on the catalogue to help you find it on the shelves.
Is my phone compatible?
Smart phones with a camera will be able to capture QR Codes. However, you may need to install a QR Code Reader application specific to your phone before you can read the codes. If not then you can easily install a free one. There are various ways of locating QR Code reader software for your mobile phone:
Links to External websites for QR Code Reader software: