How to Create Barcode Labels for Books Using gLabels Software

gLabels is a lightweight open-source software for the Linux operating system which could be used for creating labels, barcodes, ID cards, etc. It also supports mail merge from various sources such as CSV files.


Install gLables

apply the following commands from the terminal to update and upgrade your Linux system

sudo apt-get update -y
sudo apt-get install glabels

You will  locate the gLabels software under the Applications (click on six dots on the left corner to see the gLabel software)

Now Prepare a list of barcode/accession numbers in an excel sheet for generating barcodes and save it in .csv format.

Create barcode labels

Download the barcode label template files from here, and open them.

Click on the MANC LIBRARY and change the text with your library name. You can adjust the size, style, position, fonts, etc. of the template with the help of the right side panel. Now click on the merge button. 

Locate the CSV file of barcode/accession numbers from the location bar. You will see the barcode numbers under the preview section. Click on the OK button to generate the barcodes.

On the top bar, click on the print icon to take a print or save as in pdf format to take print later. You can print the barcodes on the A4 size label printing papers with the  65 self-adhesive labels (5x13). If you wish to print 2 or more copies of the same barcodes then change the setting under the label tab.

Now see the final barcode sheet 

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