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Library Hack – Ditch the pencil, take your smartphone to the stacks!

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With these simple library hacks you can ditch the pencil and find Pepperdine Library items using your smartphone!

We’ve seen students taking photos of computer screens (particularly the call numbers in library catalog records) with their phones and using those photos to find books in our Library stacks.

Pepperdine’s Catalog (WorldCat Local) uses persistent links to searches and individual records.  Persistent links = ability to create QR codes.

Each major web browser (Chrome, Firefox, and Safari) has an extension that allows you to easily create a QR code.  Install the extension for your browser.  Scan the QR Code with your smartphone and you’re ready to head to the stacks with all the information you need to find the library resource(s) you want.  It’s that easy!


Try this extension and use it like this:



Try this extension and use it like this:


Try this extension and use it like this:


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