Answered By: Library Systems Team
Last Updated: 06 Aug, 2014     Views: 111

QR is an abbreviation of Quick Response and a QR code is a type of (square) barcode. In order to use them you will need a smartphone (or e-enabled reader) that has internet access and a camera. If your device does not have a QR code reader then navigate to your app store or market and download a QR code reader compatible with your device. Usually the website will detect the type of device you have- accept, download and install. Then open the QR reader and scan a code.

Storing or accessing data is quicker and more convenient than writing down URLs or other encoded information on a separate piece of paper. Scanning QR codes can give you instant access to information on a library (or university) webpage. For instance, the library uses QR codes to take you directly to pages helpful for study and research set up by your subject librarians. You can also scan and be sent directly to the ASK calendar to see what sessions are available for improving your academic skills.

On the online catalogue individual records of books and journal titles available on the shelves include a QR Code. By reading the code, you can save the shelfmark of the book in your smartphone’s “notepad” to help you find it on the shelves later.