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Library Labels

The ability to confidently identify and track your collection is the backbone of a well-run library. For over 40 years we have set the standard for library labels. We understand your needs and offer a range of products and solutions for libraries big and small. With our high performance solutions you can save time, money, and manage your collection more efficiently. 


Item Barcode Labels

We offer 3 high-performance item label types for libraries: Single, Double, and Twin.

  *each label is available in roll or sheet format

  • Single: 1.9" x 0.65"
  • Double: 1.9" x 1" (1.9" x 0.65" and 1.9" x 0.35")
  • Twin: 1.9" x 1"

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What Should You Know Before You Place an Order?

What are Your Options?

Imprint: You can include up to 50 characters.

Color Stripe Options:

  • Standard: No stripe
  • Blue, green, orange, purple, red, and yellow standard colors available
  • Red, yellow, and orange will have library name pre-printed in black letters
  • Blue, green, and purple will have library name pre-printed in white letters


The first five digits on your barcode make up the prefix, and the remaining digits make up the unique sequence: X XXXX XXXXXXXXX. The first digit of the prefix is the product code, and the next four is your institution code. The last digit is a check digit—see FAQ.

Lead Times

Our custom item labels ship within 10 business days from receipt of the order. 

Contact Our Team For More Info on Item Barcode Labels

Spine Label Kits 

30 Library Book Archival Spine Labels

We offer spine labels available in polypropylene and polyester label materials. Polypropylene materials are developed to be flexible, making these labels easier to wrap around the spine of your books. Polyester label materials are developed for supreme durability. Our spine labels arrive in kits that include labels, ribbon and a cleaning cloth. The labels are supplied on a 1 or 3-inch core

  Label Dimensions Minimum Order
Square 1.125" x 1.125" 3 kits
Rectangle 1" x 1.5" (NEL) 3 kits
2 Label Set

Label 1: 0.875" x 1.375"

Label 2: 2.875" x 1.375"

2 kits
3 Label Set

Label 1: 0.9" x 1.56"

Label 2: 2.9" x 0.8125"

Label 3: 2.9" x 0.8125"

2 kits

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Spine, CD & DVD Label Printer - Zebra GX430t 

GX430-296-x-196_TThe Zebra GX430t thermal transfer printer is compact and reliable—making it the ideal choice for libraries. Each of our standard spine labels are compatible with this model to complete your spine labeling system. The GX430t can print up to 4 inches per second at 300 dpi.  


What Else?

  • Pre-printed labels for CDs/DVDs (both disc and case labels)
  • Library patron cards
  • Looking for something specific? Just ask! 



What is a Check digit?

The final character, located on the far right side of the barcode, is called the check digit. It is not a part of the barcode sequence, but rather a device used to detect errors within the sequence. The check digit is calculated from the other numbers in the sequence, so it is not the same for every barcode. The barcode reader will decode the sequence based on an assigned algorithm, and compare the value to the check digit. If no errors are detected the reader will signal a successful scan.

How Can I Place an Order?/Where do I send my PO?

Send your PO or inquiries to CustomerService@Computype.com. From there the customer service team will work with you to process the order. If you would like to speak to a library customer service representative, call our customer service team at 800-328-0852, and follow the prompts to get the Library Team.

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Can I pay with a credit card?

If you wish to pay by credit card, please indicate that request and your contact information on your PO. A customer service representative will contact you for credit card details.

What is a minimum order requirement?

Minimum order quantities vary for each product. Contact a library customer service representative for the specific information. CustomerService@Computype.com or 800-328-0852 follow Customer Service prompts to get to the Library Team.

How Can I Manage My Barcode Sequences?

Ensure sequence integrity when you order labels pre-printed from Computype. Our quality systems ensure all label orders have been thoroughly checked for duplicates. We recommend purchasing pre-imaged barcodes whenever possible in order to guarantee sequence integrity.

Library Barcodes Scanned by Sequence Management System

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