You may have seen images like the one on the left appearing in various places around the library. It is known as a QR, or a "quick response" code. QR codes are a type of barcode which can be read using a mobile device's camera with the appropriate software installed.
QR codes can contain different kinds of information such as web links/URLs, phone numbers, videos, others pieces of textual information, or even a combination of these.
scan a QR code that contains a URL link and your mobile device has internet
access, you can use your devices´s browser to open the link. Alternatively you can
save the information and use it later – it will at least save you having to
write it down at the time. Other kinds of information can also be saved for
To read QR codes, you need:
be able to access the internet via your mobile device if your service provider
includes it in your contract. You may also be able to connect to the
University´s wireless network, in which case you will be able to access the
internet for free.
We are currently trialling QR codes uses in the Library:
Group Work Room Booking
You may have noticed we have placed QR codes on each bookable group work room. These QR codes contain a link to book each particular room on the spot without having to go through the usual room selection process.
Each catalogue record now has a unique QR code included its display. You can now perform searches on a full desktop computer, scan the QR code for an individual record which will display its location, call number etc. on your device. No need to write down all of the information!
If you require any support using QR codes
please see a staff member at one of our service desks.
Content Revised: August 22, 2012