Question/Topic: How to print library barcode labels (book labels)?
How to print patron bar codes?
We suggest to use Code 39 barcode. It is an easy to print barcode. It is commonly used on labels such as name badges, inventory labels, book labels, patron labels. It can be used for alpha-numeric barcodes. Almost all barcode equipment reads/prints Code 39.
1. Create unique barcode entries for all your items(books).
2. Print library barcode labels for all your items.
Note: Almost all Avery label types are predefined. If you are using different brand you can verify which Avery type is similar and choose this type. Very often you can find this information on the label box.
Note: You do not have to define library bar code label parameters each time you want to print labels. You do it once, when you are satisfied with your settings (label type, bar code type, bar code size, margins, fonts#) you can save all your parameters into a label template. Next time when you want to print barcode label(s) you just load your label template and you are ready to print.
Note: The above settings are saved to Book Bar Code label template. In the Print Label window click Load, select Book Bar Code template and click OK. You are ready to print if you are satisfied with our default settings.
Note: Do not choose a label type that is too small. Label types with a large number of labels do not have the appropriate size. The program will try to fit the barcode image into the label regardless of your settings. The printed book bar code could not be readable by your bar code scanners.
Barcode labels, preview screen:AV 5160 Avery type (3 across, 10 down)