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E.K. Williams Law Library - FAQ: meeScan Instructions

Get started with meeScan


1. Download and open the meeScan App on your device.

App Store icon - Click to download meeScan on an iPhone or iPad      Google Play icon - Click to download meeScan on an android device      BlackBerry World icon - Click to download meeScan on a Blackberry device.

Allow meeScan to access your camera in order to scan barcodes on books.

Allow meeScan to access your location so that it can identify the library from which you wish to borrow.


2. Use meeScan

Touch "START" on the welcome screen.

Enter the 14-digit number that is printed on your UM ID card or UM Libraries card.

Touch the "+" button to checkout an item.

Scan the barcode of the item you wish to borrow.


3. Deactivate items at the meeScan Station

Before leaving the library, you need to deactivate the security tag that is embedded in the book. 

Once the item is deactivated, the meeScan app completes the transaction. 

Touch the "FINISH" button.

You're ready to go!


Helpful hints for easy scanning

  • Fit the entire barcode in the viewfinder.
  • Hold the phone steady until the barcode comes into focus.
  • Don't get too close. The best distance is around 15cm / 6"
  • Tilt the phone to avoid glare if necessary.
  • Use the flash in low light.