Not sure which library barcode scanner you need?

We can help you to choose!


Review our library barcode scanners below in groups to help you choose. Click on any scanner to view the full details in the shop pages.

1D Library Barcode Scanners

These very popular barcode scanners read 1D barcodes which are the most common type of barcode. 1D is a linear barcode that uses lines of various widths and spaces to encode the data. Depending on the 1D barcode, it can only hold a limited amount of characters otherwise it gets too long.

2D Library Barcode Scanners

2D scanners read both 1D and 2D barcodes and are more compatible with the latest generation, high capacity 2D barcodes, like QR Codes! Two-dimensional (2D) barcodes look like squares or rectangles that contain many small, individual dots. A single 2D barcode can hold a significant amount of information and may remain legible even when printed at a small size or etched onto a product.

Corded Library Barcode Scanners

Corded scanners are very popular and inexpensive. They communicate directly to a computer so they are often “plug and play” and easy to set up. They connect to the computer with an interface cable USB, corded PS/2 (keyboard wedge), corded and serial RS232.

Wireless Library Barcode Scanners

These scanners use wireless technology to enable communication between other wireless compatible devices. They are useful where you require a short-range connections between a scanner and the library computers. This group includes one Bluetooth compatible scanner.

Shop our full range of library barcode scanners now!

Have a look at our other library barcode products:

Shop for library cards

Shop for library cards

Shop for library cards

Identify library users accurately with library cards

Shop for barcode cards

Shop for library barcode labels

Shop for library barcode labels

Shop for library barcode labels

We supply library barcode labels especially formatted to work with your library software for your peace of mind.

Shop for barcode labels

Our promise to you is a fair deal

Buy with confidence because we promise to:

  • Provide fast delivery from the UK.

  • Help you to buy the correct scanner for your needs.

  • Give you your money back if the scanner is not suitable.

  • Replace your scanner if it has a fault.

  • Give you fair price.

  • Keep your personal data secure and private.

Find out more about Bailey Solutions
Logo of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

“We were tasked with moving all of our Library, Museums and Archives collections offsite whilst the building was redeveloped.  An early challenge in this massive logistics project was finding barcodes that wouldn’t damage the old, rare or sensitive items in our collection. Bailey Solutions was brilliant in understanding our requirements and delivered our barcodes and scanners within 10 working days.  We had a few teething problems with setting up the Bluetooth scanners; Bailey Solutions went above and beyond in assisting with the set up and related trouble-shooting.  I would be more than happy to recommend Bailey Solutions as their customer service was second to none.  The barcodes and scanners are perfect for our needs at a reasonable price.”

Logo of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Jo DelderfieldRoyal College of Surgeons

Clients who buy from us again

Bailey Solutions black and white logo

Phone us

+44 (0) 1273 386849

Email us

Write to us

Bailey Solutions Limited
Curtis House
34 Third Avenue,
United Kingdom

Contact Us

If you have any questions about which scanner to choose, complete the form below so a product consultant can get back to you shortly.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!