Just a quick tidbit. There are only a few scanners that work with the BookScan station. Unfortunately, if yours breaks (like ours did) you will need to get a replacement scanner that is the same model (or perhaps a more recent model) as the one that broke.
Because the scanner is used heavily, I wanted to offer a temporary solution while the library looked into getting a new one. So, I unsuccessfully tried to attach another scanner we had in the library to the computer. I just got an error: “Error Code 129, Can not find the scanner” even though the scanner was properly hooked up and installed on the computer. I suppose it’s a good sign that the scanning station gets so much use that the scanner wore out.