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ISBN Barcodes for Books

If you need a barcode for a book, first, you need to have an ISBN (International Standard Book Number). The ISBN number is used to make the barcode.

ISBNs are unique international numbers that are assigned to published books & similar publications. ISBNs are recorded in book directories internationally. They enable publishers, libraries and bookstores to locate a specific book quickly and efficiently (for re-ordering purposes). A different ISBN is required for each different format published (e.g. online books or different language editions).

If you already have an ISBN number for your book, you can purchase the barcode images for your number below.

If you don’t have an ISBN number yet, we know of 2 main options;

1. Ireland uses the UK ISBN suppliers. You can get a single ISBN number for £30.00 through the Independent Publishing Network.

2. Alternatively, you can get one from the ISBN Agency. This will cost you £91.00 for a single ISBN number.

Once you have your ISBN number, come back here and order the barcode for your number below. You will receive your ISBN barcode images from us by email in 5 formats straight away.

You can use these barcodes worldwide

  • ISBN Barcode Images (for Books)

    Please add to the cart and click ‘check out’. You will be asked to enter your ISBN number when you get to the checkout form.ISBN barcode

    Your barcode images will be emailed to you straight away in 5 formats (jpeg, eps, tiff, bmp & pdf). Download Sample ISBN Barcode Images (zip file).

    Quantity Price per image
    1 15.00
    2 12.50 each
    3 10.00 each
    4 + 8.00 each
    5 + 7.00 each
    10 + 5.00 each
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Sample ISBN Barcode:

Download Sample ISBN Barcode Images (zip file)

How to use your ISBN barcode:

The ISBN barcode images will be emailed to you in several different formats (please use whichever format you prefer). Insert the ISBN barcode image into the bottom right corner of the back cover before your book goes to print, and resize it if necessary. The image size should be at least 30mm wide x 20mm high (including the white margins on the left and right sides of the barcode and the ISBN number below the bars).

If your book has already been printed, then you can purchase a roll of adhesive ISBN Barcode labels from us. Please note our printer is in the UK, so you may have customs duty to pay.

Book Barcode using an ISBN number

Some examples of books we have created ISBN barcode images for:


ISBN Book Barcodes examples

Need help?

Here are some common questions:

An ISBN is a 13-digit unique identification number assigned to books and other print, electronic, or multimedia publications. It is used for printed books and pamphlets containing more than four pages of text, maps, e-books, pdfs, Braille publications and audiobooks.

In Ireland, you can get an ISBN in 5 minutes from the Independent Publishing Network for £30.00 or Nielsens for £91.

you will need a different barcode number and image for each separate publication. This includes different formats of the same book. For example, if you were publishing a paperback and an eBook, you would need a different number for each.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Take a look at our answers to common questions.


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