|What is a QR Code?
A QR Code is a two-dimensional barcode that is used to
encode a link that can be quickly read by your Smart Phone with a QR
Code reader. You've probably seen QR Codes in newspapers, magazines,
catalogues, on signs, buses and in shops.
We've started using QR Codes at the Library as a way for you to quickly link to information
or resources with your
Smart Phone. QR Codes will help you access Library mobile resources
such as PC and Room Availabilities/Bookings, searching the Library
Catalogue, and accessing eJournal platforms such as EBSCO.
If you don't have a QR Code reading app, don't worry there are
many free ones available from your preferred app-store/market place.
QR Codes in the Library also come with a
shortened link (e.g. bit.ly/vu001) as an alternative to the QR Code. It
is the same thing -
an easy to use link straight to resources or information via your Smart
To get started with using QR Codes you need to ensure to have the
- A Smartphone (e.g. iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Blackberry, etc)
- Camera and Wi-Fi (Wireless) capability - a Smartphone generally comes
with both of these - please ensure these work on your phone
- Connect to the VicUni Wi-Fi Network to avoid any data charges
- QR Code Application. Some Smartphones come pre-installed with a QR
Code reader. If your Smartphone doesn't have it pre-installed you can
download a free QR Code reader from the Smartphone's app-store /
marketplace (An App-Store or Marketplace is an Application on the
Smartphone where you can download from and install additional
applications to your phone. Below are some free QR Codes application
names listed that you can search for in your Smartphone's
App-Store/Marketplace, download and install.
| Explore QR Codes in
When you've installed the QR Code application on your phone, just load it up and point your Smartphone camera at the
code. The QR Codes application will scan the code and direct you to the
relevant Website. There many different mobile friendly resources that the Library provides.
Try some below.
You can book a Library PC from your Smart
Phone in advance.
Use the Library's main powerful search tool
to find books, e-books, journal articles, videos, newspaper
articles and more ...all from your Smart Phone.
The Mobile Library catalogue allows you find
books, e-books, DVDs, CDs etc. at any Campus Library via
your Smart Phone. You can also login to My Library to renew
your items, place a hold, and to view your Reading History,
Saved Searches etc.
Library Orientation Guide
If you are new to the Library or just need to
refresh about what information and resources the Library
offers this is the place to go.
Student User Guide 2012 |
An online version of the Student User Guide 2012
to assist you with all the Library, IT and Learning Support
information that you'll need for your studies.