With the advent of the new LINKcat Mobile App, patrons are able to store their library cardnumber (patron barcode) in their app. However, the laser barcode readers, Metrologic and Honeywell, will not read these digital barcodes.
If you are accepting digital library cards at your library, you may wish to purchase an Optical Barcode scanner to read these barcodes at your Check Out station(s). Bibliotheca and Envisionware Self check units have optical scanners, though one Bibliotheca library reported that their older model Bibliotheca unit had a laser scanner for patron barcodes.
Craig investigated optical scanners a few years back and his purchase recommendation is located on the Peripherals Order Form.