Scanning book ISBN numbers using Android phone

Bill Gee bgee at
Mon Mar 1 02:39:23 GMT 2021

Ditto for what Robby said.  As far as the computer is concerned, the bar code scanner is just another keyboard.  I have been using Tellico with a bar code scanner to read both ISBN from books and UPC codes from music media (CDs, cassettes, etc) for years.  There are no drivers to install and no programming required.  It "Just Works".

I think the big issue with scanning the codes on a phone would be finding a way to import the file into Tellico such that Tellico knows which code goes with which record.  It is probably easier to bring all the books to the computer, open each Tellico record and scan the code directly into the ISBN field.

Bill Gee

On Sunday, February 28, 2021 8:16:29 PM CST Robby Stephenson wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 6:57 PM Alex Humberstone <
> alex.m.humberstone at> wrote:
> > I wanted to ask if could be possible to use a USB scanner like [1,2,3,4]
> with Tellico.
> >
> > Or, maybe it could be possible to use an Android app like Barcode to PC
> [5].
> [...]
> > [1]
> > [2]
> > [3]
> > [4]
> I would think any of those should work. Essentially, they read the barcodes
> and enter it in your current window just as if a keyboard were typing it.
> > [5]
> That one, I'm not sure about, but again, just generically, anyway you get
> the barcode coming into Tellico as if it were a keyboard typing it, or if
> you load it into a file, Tellico should be fine. If you get further along
> and it doesn't seem to work that way, please follow-up and let me know of
> any improvements or suggestions you have.
> Robby

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