Do you know what this is?

This is a QR code or Quick Response Code and it’s basically a type of barcode. We’ve added them to the library catalogue, iFind Discover, so you no longer need to write the book details down – just scan the code and it will save the Location, Title and Call Number of the item you are looking for on the catalogue so you can find it on the shelves.

Try it out – all you need is a mobile phone with a QR Code Reader application installed, you can then use the camera on your phone to take a picture of the QR Code. There are a lot of applications you can install free of charge, here are a few links to the most popular:

The Kaywa Reader
QuickMark
Nokia Barcode Reader

Look out for them over the next few months as we start using them around the Library…

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