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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 location and to send you notifications.


2. Automatic activation

Activation will happen automatically when the app is being used in a UM Library.

Allow meeScan to use your location so that the library from which you are borrowing can be identified.


3. Use meeScan

Touch "START" on the welcome screen.

The first time you use meeScan on your device, you will be asked to enter the 14-digit number that is printed on your UM ID card or UM Libraries card.

On the checkout screen, touch the "+" button to checkout an item.


4. Deactivate items

Deactivate the security tags in your items at the meeScan Station before leaving the library.

The app on your device will automatically update the item's status to deactivated. 

Touch the "FINISH" button on the app.

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.