ISBN Barcodes for Books

If you need a barcode for a book, first you need to get 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 & book stores locate a specific book quickly and efficiently (for re-ordering purposes). A different ISBN is required for each different format published (eg. 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. You can get one from the ISBN Agency. This will cost you £89.00 for a single ISBN number.

2. Alternatively, you can get a single ISBN number for £30.00 through the Independent Publishing Network.

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 cart & click ‘check out’. You will be asked to enter your ISBN number when you get to the check out form.

    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 E 15.00
    2 E 12.50 each
    3 E 10.00 each
    4 + E 8.00 each
    5 + E 7.00 each
    10 + E 5.00 each
    Add to cart

Sample ISBN Barcode:

Download Sample ISBN Barcode Images (zip file)

How to use your ISBN barcode:

Book Barcode using an ISBN number

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


ISBN Book Barcodes examples

Need help?

Here are some common questions:

An ISBN is 13 digit unique identifier 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 audio books.

Each country has its own designated organisation that controls the distribution of ISBNs. The organisation for The United Kingdom can be found here

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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