Local government uses QR codes at Fort Lauderdale Airport
The use for QR codes grows every day and businesses and governments are finding innovative ways to use the QR codes, an ever increasing trend. Visitors to the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport can now access thousands of free downloadable books quickly, simply and easily via special QR codes, courtesy of Broward County Library, displayed on LCD screens in the Airport’s baggage claim area. Travelers now have 15,000 free, downloadable books available at their fingertips by scanning the QR codes with a smart phone or eBook reader.
Currently, 12 screens are conveniently located in the baggage claim areas of each of the Airport’s four terminals, making it quick and easy for visitors to download free books while waiting for their luggage. Readers can choose from nonfiction, fiction, children’s titles, classics and more – free. Each poster features a QR code that can be scanned or photographed by a smart phone or electronic reading device directly from the LCD screen. It is not necessary to have a Broward County Library card to access the 15,000 free books, and the book titles never expire.
QR (quick response) codes can be used by anyone with a smart phone or electronic reader with a scanner app such as QR Scanner or NeoReader. QR codes have been in use since 1994, but are gaining popularity in the United States as an efficient way to provide bookmarks to web resources. Grab the software or make your own QR code here.