Import Items

You can now import your library catalog using our bulk import method. We believe, it will help you to get up instantly with your newly created Librarika library.

Prepare Your Data

Before you import your data into Librarika, you need to prepare your data first. Please create a CSV file with following column heads:

CSV Field Names:

  • Sl - Serial number.
  • Title - Required and maximum 255 characters
  • Type - Required and type can be anyone of these - Audio/Visuals, Books, E-Books, Journals, E-Journals, News Clippings, Publications, Referenecs, Software, Thesis and Other.
  • Authors - separate authors name with semicolon if there are more than one authors. Each name should not be more than 100 characters.
  • Co-authors - separate authors name with semicolon if there are more than one co-authors. Each name should not be more than 100 characters.
  • Edition
  • Year
  • Publisher
  • Category
  • ISBN - 10 digit numbers only in English characters [0-9]
  • ISBN13 - 13 digit numbers only in English characters [0-9]
  • ASIN - 10-character alphanumeric identifier assigned by Amazon.
  • LCCN - A serially based system of numbering cataloging records in the Library of Congress in the United States.
  • DDC - A proprietary library classification.
  • OCLC - A research prototype that helps to classify books, magazines, movies, and music etc.
  • UPC - 12 digit barcode symbolog that is used for tracking trade items in stores.
  • Call No
  • Accession No - Numbers only in English characters [0-9]
  • URL - Maximum 150 characters.
  • Subject
  • Copy No - Books with multiple copies have sequential copy number starting from 1.
  • Remarks
  • Binding
  • Condition
  • Description
  • Tags


Librarika supports importing your GoodReads collections directly into librarika. Select data format to "GoodReads" to load your content from a GoodReads CSV file.

Upload CSV

Importing bulk data is a two-step process in Librarika. Once you are done with preparing your CSV file, proceed with the upload option. You will be asked to review your data and confirm to save them permanently. Please take your time in preparing your data so that there is high data accuracy in importing process.

Here is a sample Google Spreadsheet document that you can use as a reference. Please make a copy of the google document, prepare your document in google docs and then download the file as CSV [File -> Download as -> Comma Separated Values (.csv) ]. Now you are ready to import the fully ready CSV file to Librarika. Though you can make our own CSV file, it is better if you prepare your spreadsheet on Google and finally download the file as CSV.


Common problem during import:

Invalid character encoding can sometimes cause problems during the import process. To resolve this, we suggest uploading your file into Google Docs and saving it as a CSV file with UTF-8 encoding. This should ensure that the characters are encoded properly.


Need Help?

If you need any help in importing your data, please let us know at Contact Us. We will try our best to get you up with your Librarika library.


Best of Luck!