Public holiday closure: The CIP service will be closed on 6 October 2014 ACT Public holiday. CIP applications can still be lodged, however email, telephone and postal enquiries will not be handled on the public holiday. Normal CiP services will be available on working days.
Cataloguing-in-Publication (CiP) is a free service offered to publishers by the National Library of Australia to provide a catalogue record for publications which have not yet been published.
Please note the following before you apply for a CiP entry:
- A valid Australian ISBN is required before proceeding with this form
- Allow 10 working days (Mon-Fri excluding Public Holidays) for your application to be processed
- Attachments may be included at the end of the application form (e.g. title page, contents page, publisher blurb or preface). The complete work is not required
Online - via an enquiry form :
- Enquire about an existing CiP application or entry, including amendments and cancellations
- Make a general enquiry about the CiP program
Telephone: 02 6262 1458
Fax: 02 6273 4492
Cataloguing in Publication Unit
National Library of Australia
Canberra ACT 2600
CiP User Guide
The Cataloguing in Publication (CiP) program covers new and revised editions of works published in Australia.
To be eligible for the program, publications should be:
- published in Australia;
- relevant to a wide audience with substantial textual information content;
- likely to be acquired and made available by Australian libraries.
- Is there a legal requirement to include a CiP record in a book?
- How long will the CiP process take?
- Is CiP related to copyright ?