myTurn has barcode scanner support for adding, checking out and checking in items, as well as, bring up a users account information. USB or Bluetooth barcode scanners can be used with laptops and mobile devices, bluetooth barcode scanners can be also be used with mobile devices (smartphones and tablets). These instructions also apply to RFID (chip) scanners.
Anywhere you can manually enter a User ID or Item ID you can instead scan a barcode that represents that ID.
When checking items in and out you can scan multiple items in a row with most USB and Bluetooth barcode scanners quickly and easily.
Using the default settings on most barcode scanners, click into the correct field before scanning, and scan the item. For example, when checking items out:
- Start a cart for the user
- Click or tap in the "Check Out" field
- Scan the items the user is checking out or renting one after another
The items should appear in the cart, with the most recently added item at the top of the list.
More advanced context-sensitive barcode scanning will be added in future releases of the myTurn platform.
While most standard/non proprietary barcode scanners will work with myTurn, some barcode scanners that have been confirmed to work well with myTurn can be found at:
For durable barcode labels, we recommend using metal labels, like the ones at:
You can purchase ranges of pre-printed barcode labels that match your Item IDs, or you can edit (or add) items and users as you barcode label them and change their Item ID to match the label. For example, when adding (or editing a user):
- Click or tap in the "User ID" field (also called Customer ID or Members ID)
- Scan the barcode on the users ID, member or library card barcode