What is a QR code?
Quick Response (QR) codes are two-dimensional barcodes that are readable by scanners that can be installed on smart phones and other mobile devices. When you see a QR code in one of the UT Libraries, use your phone to scan it and connect you with information. Codes may be used to link you to a map, a tutorial, a librarian’s contact information, or anything else that might help you as you navigate the Libraries. You will also find QR codes in the Library Catalog that provide you with information about the book (author, title, call number and location).
Download a reader
Software is available for many different phones and other mobile devices. The main requirements are that your device has a camera and can access the Internet. Check this list to find QR code software for your phone, iPod Touch, or other mobile device. You can also try searching the Internet for the model of your device along with the keywords “QR reader.” Readers are available for iPads and tablet PCs, too.
Where are they?
QR codes can be found in various spots across the UT Libraries including the PCL elevators (codes linking to maps) and on promotional posters. Be on the lookout for more codes in the future!
Try it out
Want to check your reader? Scan below to connect to the Libraries mobile site.