My Teacher's Library is compatible with most modern smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop PCs. It's a web app,
so it uses your web browser instead of being tied to a brand or OS,
such as Apple, Android or Windows. This means you can most likely use the device you already have, whether it's a phone, tablet, laptop or PC.
An Internet connection.
A modern HTML5 compliant web browser.
A printer is required to create the scan code labels.
All the features of My Teacher's Library are available via keyboard or keypad, but to take advantage of scanning, the following needs to be present on your device:
- For mobile devices - Cameras come preinstalled, so nothing else is needed!
- For Laptops & PCs - A webcam or barcode scanner is needed to scan the label for checking in and out, and to scan the ISBN barcode
If you're using a laptop or PC, a USB barcode scanner is highly recommended for cataloging your library, and for daily management.
Entering the Item number or the 10 or 13 digit ISBN into the form doesn't take much time or effort, and the camera is easy, but takes a bit of time to focus. Using a scanner is fast and only takes one click.
- And there's no opportunity for error from typing the number.
The minimal investment for a scanner ($20 or less) pays for itself many times over in accuracy and time saved. Check out these recommendations.