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  • we do not sell barcode scanners, printers, computers, labels
  • all those items are available at your local office stores or e-commerce sites
  • below you will find links to the selected products that we tested with our software

  1. Use CODE39 barcode type to print barcodes. This barcode type is very popular for library applications. It can be decoded by virtually any barcode scanner/reader. The barcode is also self-checking.
  2. laser barcode scanners, price range $20.00 - $150.00, choose one that costs about $50.00: check the price, buy now at amazon.com
  3. ccd barcode scanners, price range $20.00 - $100.00, choose one that costs about $50.00: check the price, buy now at amazon.com
  4. wireless barcode scanners, price range $20.00 - $300.00, choose one that costs about $50.00: check the price, buy now at amazon.com

  1. Print labels feature is optimized for the following page formats: letter, legal, a4. We suggest to use regular laser printers.
  2. laser printers, price range $60.00 - $200.00:check the price, buy now at amazon.com

Avery 5163

  1. barcode labels, 10 labels per page, avery 5163, across 2, down 5, width 4, height 2
  2. predefined label template includes: item barcode, barcode number, title, author, call number
  3. good prices, many buying options: check the price, buy now at amazon.com

Avery 5160

  1. barcode labels, 30 labels per page, avery 5160, across 3, down 10, width 2.625, height 1.0
  2. predefined label template includes: item barcode, barcode number, title, author
  3. good prices, many buying options: check the price, buy now at amazon.com

Avery 5161

  1. barcode labels, 20 labels per page, avery 5161, across 2, down 10, width 4.0, height 1.0
  2. predefined label template includes: item barcode, barcode number, title, author
  3. good prices, many buying options: check the price, buy now at amazon.com

Avery 5167

  1. barcode labels, 80 labels per page, avery 5167, across 4, down 20, width 1.75, height 0.5
  2. predefined label template includes: item barcode, barcode number
  3. good prices, many buying options: check the price, buy now at amazon.com

Avery 6577

  1. barcode labels durable, 32 labels per page, avery 6577 D, across 2, down 16, width 3.0, height 0.62
  2. predefined label template includes: item barcode, barcode number
  3. good prices, many buying options: check the price, buy now at amazon.com

  1. library spine labels, 30 labels per page, avery 5160, across 10, down 3, landscape, width 1.0, height 2.625
  2. predefined label template includes: call number, dewey
  3. good prices, many buying options: check the price, buy now at amazon.com

  1. library spine labels, 30 labels per page, avery 5160, across 10, down 3, landscape, width 1.0, height 2.625
  2. predefined label template includes: call number, dewey
  3. good prices, many buying options: check the price, buy now at amazon.com

  1. library spine labels, 60 labels per page, avery 5195, across 15, down 4, landscape, width 0.677, height 2.063
  2. predefined label template includes: call number, dewey
  3. good prices, many buying options: check the price, buy now at amazon.com

  1. library spine labels, 56 labels per page, across 8, down 7, landscape, width 1.0, height 1.5
  2. predefined label template includes: call number, Dewey
  3. good prices, many buying options: check the price, buy now at demco.com

  1. library spine labels, 48 labels per page, across 8, down 6, landscape, width 1.0, height 1.666
  2. predefined label template includes: call number, Dewey
  3. good prices, many buying options: check the price, buy now at demco.com

  1. library id cards, 8 id cards per page, avery across 4, down 2, landscape, width 2.333, height 3.375
  2. predefined label template includes: borrower name, borrower barcode, barcode number, picture
  3. good prices, many buying options: check the price, buy now at amazon.com

I would like to be able to use a scanner with this program. My school has given me a WoneNice laser barcode scanner. Is this scanner compatible with Handy Library Manager? If not, which scanner do you recommend?

Answer: WoneNice is a good choice for our library system.


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