Barcode Labels

Barcode Labels is the section that can be accessed by the librarians only. In this section the librarian can add single or multiple books and also add member barcode to the Barcode Queue. Once books are added to the queue then the librarian can generate barcodes. After the barcodes are generated they can print them out in standard label stationary or normal papers. Barcodes are very useful for the librarians as well as the library members.

Some barcode scanners can't scan small numbers. Hence, it is recommended to use barcodes that is at least 6-8 characters long so that all barcode scanner can scan them accurately.

Add to Barcode Queue

You can add single or multiple books and members to the barcode queue.

To do so, please follow the below steps:

  • At first login to your library.
  • Go to the Circulations option from the main menu.
  • Click on Barcode Labels from the Circulations dropdown menu.

    Barcode Labels dropdown menu

  • After clicking on Barcode Labels you can see the options like below.

    Barcode Labels main page

    Steps to add books to the barcode queue

    • If you click on the Add Book button then you can add a single book to the Barcode Queue by it's accession number.

      Barcode Labels add book

    • Once you added one book to the queue, you can also add another book to the queue like below.

      Barcode Labels add another book

    • If you click on the Add Multiple Books button then you can add multiple books to the Barcode Queue by their accession number. Please enter accession number separated by comma.

      Barcode Labels add multiple books

    Steps to add members to the barcode queue

    • If you click on the Add Member Barcode button, then you can add a member by his/her member number or name like below.

      Barcode Labels add member

    • After you add one, you can also add another member as shown below.

      Barcode Labels add another member

    • If you click on the Add Multiple Members button then you can add multiple members to the Barcode Queue by their member number or name. Please enter member number or name separated by comma.

      Barcode Labels add multiple members

  • Once you click on Add to Queue button, then step one will be finished and all your items will be available in Generate Barcodes section. Also you can see how many items you have added in the Generate Barcode Section.

    Barcode Labels queued items number

Generate Barcodes

Generate Barcodes is the section where actions are taken depend upon the currently added items on the Barcode Queue. Once you have added items to barcodes queue, you need to generate the barcode labels. This option applies to the currently added items to the barcode queue. If no item is in the queue, then this option will be disabled.

To Generate Barcodes, please follow the below steps:

  • Click on Generate Barcodes and a page will be appeared like below.

    Barcode Labels generate barcodes form Barcode Labels generate barcodes form

  • At first, please select Object Type to either Accession or Member to generate barcodes for library materials or member id cards respectively.

    Barcode Labels object type

  • Select the desired Code Type by default CODE 128 is selected. We suggest to use CODE 128 or CODE 39 for better scannability.

    Barcode Labels code type

  • You can specify the Width Factor and Height for your barcode image.

  • Now in Line 1, Line 2, Line 3 you can give a title to your barcode such as Book Title, Call Number and Custom Text. If you select Call Number then also select Binding Fold Option below.

    Barcode Labels for line_1

  • If you choose the Custom Text option then a text box will appear and you can give any text per your need.

    Barcode Labels for line text

  • Now if choose all this your barcode will appear like below.

    Barcode Labels for show text

  • If you want to Generate Bind fold Barcodes then you need to select the Binding Fold Option otherwise leave it unchecked.

    Barcode Labels for binding fold

  • Please do not change Remove Prefix option, leave it checked.

  • When you are done, click on the Submit button then all your selected barcodes will be generated and you will be moved to the Print Barcodes section. You can also see the number of generated barcodes in the Print Barcodes section.

    Barcode Labels print queue

Bulk Delete Barcodes

If you want to delete the queued or generated barcodes all together then you can use our Delete Labels option.

  • To do so please go to the Barcode Labels section as shown below.

    Barcode Labels barcode page

  • Then click on the Delete Labels button from the top of this section.

    Barcode Labels delete

  • From the Object Type dropdown menu you can select either the member or accession number to delete your barcodes. If you select All then both member barcodes and item barcodes will be deleted.

    Barcode Labels object type

  • Then from the Label Type dropdown menu you can select either you want to delete the queued barcodes or the generated barcodes.

    Barcode Labels label type

  • After selecting the object type and label type please click on the Delete button and barcodes will be deleted.

Print Barcodes is the section where you need to print out all the barcodes which you have been generated so far to complete the process.

To print the barcodes please follow the below steps:

  • If you click on the Print Barcodes option then a print layout page will be appeared along with the generated barcodes like below.

    Barcode Labels print barcodes page

  • Now to print the labels, click on Print button and in chrome browser it will appear as shown below.

    Barcode Labels print page

  • Click on More Settings and select the desired paper size and margins as shown below. Paper size may vary depending on the type of label you want to print.

    Barcode Labels more settings

  • Please make sure that you choose None in the Margins option.

  • All of your labels should be properly placed in print layout correctly. If so then you are ready to print them out.
  • For a precuation, please print a small quantity of labels as a first step.

Custom Print Settings

You can also apply your preferred settings for printing customized barcodes.

To do so, please follow the below steps:

  • Click on the Page Settings button and a page will be appeared as shown below.

    Barcode Labels page settings presets

  • Select a pre-configured print setting from the Saved Setting drop down and click Apply. We have some common label settings for Roll type and Sheet type barcode label.

  • Next if you click on the Page tab then it will be appeared like below.

    Barcode Labels page settings page

  • In this page you can give Page Type, Page Size, Page Orientation, Width, Height and Labels/Page per your need.

  • If you click on the Margins tab then it will be appeared like below.

    Barcode Labels page settings margins

  • In this page you can apply margins per your need.

  • If you click on the Label tab then it will be appeared like below.

    Barcode Labels page settings label

  • In this page you can change the font size of your barcodes. Also you can change the width, height, font and padding of the barcodes per your need.

  • If you click on the Lines tab then it will be appeared like below.

    Barcode Labels page settings lines

  • In this page you can apply the font size and text limit of the lines per your need.

  • When you are done, click on Apply button to see your changes in the print layout page.

Complete Printing and Start New Queue

When you have items in the Print Barcodes section, you can't generate new barcodes. In order to generate new barcodes, you need to complete the current print queue and start over.

To do so, please follow the below steps:

  • Please click on the Print Completed button and then click ok to confirm.

    Barcode Labels print completed

  • All your generated barcode labels will be marked as completed and the Print Barcodes queue will become empty.

    Barcode Labels print complete page

  • Now you can generate new barcodes like before.

Custom Barcode

If you have already labeled your old items using existing barcode number then enter those barcode number into accession number field.

To do so, please follow the below steps:

  • Please go to the Dashboard -> Catalogs -> Catalog Items section then locate the item you want to edit from your catalog and click on the View icon on the right to that item. Navigate to the copies section at the bottom of the page. Click on the Edit icon on the right to that specific copy.

    Barcode Labels media copies section

  • An edit copy form will be appeared like below.

    Barcode Labels media copy edit form

  • Now in the edit copy form replace the Librarika generated accession number with your own barcode number on the Accession No field.

  • Then the old barcode and the new barcode will same.

For Bulk Import:

You can provide your catalog information along with your own (existing) accession number for barcode (existing) when adding your records using our Bulk Import method. You can only use your existing barcode labels if they are numeric digit.

Spine Labels

Spine labels make it easier for library users to locate their favourite resources. To generate spine labels please follow the below procedure.

  • At first please follow the instructions in the Add to Barcode Queue section mentioned above.
  • After adding books to the queue please click on the Generate Barcodes button.
  • Now in the Generate Barcodes section please select call number in the line 1 or line 2 or line 3 any of these options like below.

    Barcode Labels spine label

  • Next turn on the Binding fold option. If you turn on this option then a new option called Hide Label will be appeared like below.

    Barcode Labels spine label

  • Next turn on the Hide Label option. By turning this on the barcode will be hidden and it will work as spine label.

    Barcode Labels spine label

  • Then click on the Submit button and your labels will be saved.

    Barcode Labels spine label

  • Now you can print them out. Also, please remember to click on the Print Completed? button after printing your labels otherwise you can not add new items to the queue.