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Beyond Help: Barcode Scanners

General information about barcode scanners

You are NOT required to purchase barcode scanners through RILINK or from Follett in order to use them with your Destiny system;  however, if you purchase from another vendor on your own, please specify that the scanner:  

must read barcodes for code 39 mod 10, code 39 mod 43, Follett Interleaved 2 of 5, ISBN 10-digiit and ISBN 13-digit numbers.

Otherwise, you may not be able to use the scanner to do everything you want it to do with your Destiny site.  You may be able to program it yourself, but the correct settings are generally not easy to determine.

Current purchasing options through RILINK/Follett

For Follett barcode scanner options, click here.  You may, of course, order a scanner from Follett or from RACO on your own.  RILINK is currently planning a group order at the end of September.  All orders or an assigned PO number must be received by 4:00 pm Wednesday, September 25th.

Click here to place an order through RILINK for a Follett or a RACO scanner.  The system will ask you for a password.  Please use the password that we use for World Book (when setting World Book databases up in One Search).  If you don't know the password or have questions about ordering, please contact Dorothy Frechette at help@rilink.org or 573-0927.

 RILINK also offers:  Raco Industries HONEYWELL HYPERION 1300G USB KIT SCANNER (1300G-2) 1D BLACK USB TYPE A 3M STRAIGHT CABLE; includes cable and hands-free stand; 5-year warrantee with technical support to use with Follett Destiny Library Manager.

I have an old scanner, can I still use it?

* If you have an old barcode scanner that used to attach to your keyboard (two cables at one end), you MAY be able to get an adapter for it on EBay.  Search for a "USB PS2 Barcode Scanner Adapter".

* A big thank you to Cheryl Degnan for this suggestion.