Book Barcodes

Books have barcodes based on the book’s ISBN (International Standard Book Number). These are usually 13 digits long and begin with 978.

If you have an ISBN for your book, you can purchase the ISBN barcode images here.

If you don’t have an ISBN yet first create an account in the ISBN Canada online system. As a Canadian publisher or self-publisher, you are able to manage your own ISBN account. This will allow you to view your logbook online, update and edit data, as well as request new ISBN blocks.

Canadian ISBN Agency
Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N4

Telephone: 819-994-6872

Library and Archives Canada: 1-866-578-7777 (select 1+7+3) (Toll free in Canada and the US)

Fax: 819-934-7535
Email: [email protected]

If you have a magazine, these require ISSN barcodes. See our ISSN Barcode page for more details.

Here are some book barcodes we made:

ISBN Book Barcodes examples


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Purchase the ISBN barcode images here.