Lisa I'd opt for a scanner in the Epson Perfection Series. Model numbers change; last year at this time I bought a 4180 for just under $200. Your folks should have no problem finding them at any large box retailer such as Circuit City, Best Buy and the like or a office supply store such as Staples, OfficeMax, and Office Depot. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.