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Snap & Go: Snap & Go

QR codes blur the boundaries between the physical world and the virtual world and make using your phone simpler.

Photos - Snap & Go in action!

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Billboard @ BART

The Library recently engaged in an advertising campaign featuring a billboard with a colorful word cloud and a large QR code at BART stations along the Pittsburg- Bay Point line. The ad appeared at track level and at many stations starting at MacArthur station moving into Contra Costa County stops.

WestCat's New En Route Entertainment!

Now on WestCAT buses: Snap & Go QR Technology
Powered by WestCAT and the Contra Costa County Library

Listen to over 600 audiobook titles on the bus with the Contra Costa County Library's Snap & Go mobile library access. Wirelessly download audiobooks directly to your cell phone for FREE.  It's a great way to pass time on the bus.
Listen to books on the bus

Free Books on the Bus!

bus Easy as 1-2-3

1) Download a free QR code reader to your phone from (1x only)

2) Scan the code from a library poster on Tri Delta Transit buses or wherever you see it posted.

3) Select an audiobook to download and enjoy the ride!

Ready, Set, Snap & Go! Scavenger Hunt

Visit your Community Library to play. Use your smartphone to snap the QR code and unlock the clue. Decipher the clue to find more hidden QR codes. The final QR code tells you how to enter the contest drawing to win one of two prizes, a $75 Amazon gift certificate or a Kodak EasyShare digital camera.

The game runs from 10/17/2010 through 10/31/2010; the winners will be contacted in the beginning of November.

Program Flyer more details  Contest Winner

Teens' Top Ten

We tagged all copies of the 26 nominations for the YALSA Teens’ Top Ten with a QR code so you can Snap & Go* to a webpage and:

  • find the other nominations (read excerpts, place holds)
  • vote for a favorite book in the “local vote”
  • get info about the national vote starting in Sep.
  • leave a comment
  • participate in a fun poll


 *you need a QR code reader

Listen to Books on Your Phone

The Library is making it easier for you to download MP3 audiobooks and eBooks in the EPUB format directly to your phone. Use your phone  to snap* the QR code on the poster in your Community Library to go the Library mobile website where you can:

1) download the OverDrive Media Console to your phone (iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile)

2) check out and download MP3 audiobooks to listen to on your phone or EPUB eBooks to read on your phone.


 *you need a QR code reader

download the shortcut to your Android phone

Use the Mobile Website:



snap the QR code to download a shortcut to your Android phone
(you need a QR code reader)


Snap & Go is a project of The Contra Costa County Library, bringing library services to your mobile phone.

If You Like...

We're tagging very popular books with a QR code that leads you to other books you might like to read. So, please enjoy these read-alikes!



The QR code on our contact page helps people use the Contra Costa County Library's text (SMS) reference service. Snap the code with your phone* to prefill the Library's number, 925-290-SNAP (7627), so all you need to do is type your question and press send. A librarian responds within 10 minutes.

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5:00 pm

 *you need a QR code reader


kudos to the Sacramento Public Library for showing us this sensible use of a QR code

What's a QR Code?


Cutting Edge Award from American Library AssociationJohn Cotton Dana Award for Marketing and Publicity