Two libraries over Dover Town Library in Massachusetts and Sacramento Public Library started the first QR codes applications for customers. What are QR codes? Quick Response (QR) codes are two-dimensional barcodes that can be read by mobile phone cameras and after that provide users with URL, text, phone number or SMS message.
See our past coverage of QR codes here.
Sacramento Public Library has ‘gone live’ with our first application of QR codes! …On our library blog, Grand Central, we now have a QR code posted in the sidebar that, when scanned, will load the contact information for our SMS reference service directly into the user’s phone.
Look at the picture above and see how Dover Town Library in Massachusetts advertised their QR code on their summer reading website.
If you have a late model cell phone you know how much fun QR codes are. To scan the codes you need a QR Code reader software and to create code you have to have a QR Code generator. Click here to get more details.