The Westfield Memorial Library continues to stay abreast of the latest trends in technology by offering patrons the opportunity to use their smart phones as a library card.
To enter their library card bar-code into their smart phone, patrons can start by visiting www.cardstar.com and downloading the CardStar app. Then they open CardStar, add a card, and select "Other."
Next they type in their library card number with no spaces, or scan it with their phone's camera. The final steps are to Save the library card, go into Settings and then choose Codabar AA format so the bar-code will display properly.
“We think storing the library card bar-code in a smart phone is a tremendous convenience,” said Phil Israel, Library Director. “Now our patrons can use their smart phones to check out materials without having to search for their card. We have already seen a surge in the number of patrons inquiring about this service.”
For more information call 908.789.4090, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter “Library Loop,” or stop by the library at 550 East Broad Street for a copy of the award-winning quarterly newsletter “Take Note.”
Founded in 1879, the Westfield Memorial Library—the community’s destination for discovery and ideas—engages minds, entertains spirits and facilitates lifelong learning for people of all ages. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and closed on Sunday through the summer.