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Quick Response Codes (QR Codes)

What is a QR code?

A QR code is a barcode that can be read by a mobile device that has a camera such as a smart phone, iPod Touch, or iPad. Once you download a reader, the camera acts like a scanner. The QR image may contain a web address, contact information, a calendar event, email address, geo location, wifi network information, and more.

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How to Scan a QR Code

  1. Start the QR code reader (see below) on your mobile device.
  2. Point the camera on your mobile device to the QR code.
  3. The mobile device will read the code and display the information.

List of QR Code Readers

There are many QR code reader applications available. Search for one of the following readers in your mobile marketplace, or search for "qr code reader" for more choices.

QR Codes in the Library

Create Your Own QR code

There are many QR code generators on the web. Use one of the following applications to create your own code or Google "qr code generator" for more choices.