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St Patrick's College Senior Library: Using apps and technology

Information about St Patrick's Senior College Library

QR codes


A QR Code (it stands for "Quick Response") is a cell phone readable bar code that can store website URL's, plain text, phone numbers, email addresses and pretty much any other alphanumeric data.

Storing up to 4296 characters they are internationally standardised under ISO 18004, so a QR code is a QR code all over the world - they've been big in Japan forever, broke into Europe and the UK a few years back, and are now getting real traction in USA.

Think "print-based hypertext links" and you'll get the idea.

Kindles, portable scanners

Hand  scanners are available from the library.


Kindles: we have a collection of Kindles which have fiction and non fiction titles loaded.  They are available for short term loan.





A ‘free’ program called calibre – ebooks.


It will sort and convert eBook files from many different formats so they can be read.


It can be synced with iTunes, and also works with Windows 7 ( or vista).


There is also a feature that can be set up to deliver your choice of daily newspaper 'to you’ online daily or weekly.