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How can I put my library barcode on my phone?

So I have a back-up in case I forget my library card. Can I check out with the barcode on my phone?
Last Updated: Nov 01, 2012  |  495 Views

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Hello,

We just installed upgraded self-check machines in the lobby and they now have the ability to recognize library card barcodes that have been scanned into apps (for example, like an app like CardStar). I just tried it myself and it worked.

I also did an experiment to see if the self-check machine would recognize a picture I took of my library card, and it did! I was able to check out a book.

So, to answer your question about putting your barcode on your phone: you can try out whatever you feel comfortable with: the CardStar app (or a similar app) or even a good, clear picture of your library card on your phone should work.

Best,
Lindy/Reference Librarian

Other Answers / Comments (2)

  1. What is the app
    by Faotj on Jun 28, 2014.
  2. A few apps that would work are called CardStar and KeyRing.

    You can also take a picture of your library card and our self-check machines will read the barcode on the picture too.
    by Lindy Brown on Jul 01, 2014.

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