Cataloguing in Publication (CiP)

Public holidays closure: Publishers are welcome to lodge CiP applications during the Easter holidays and Anzac Day, however the CiP office will be closed from Friday 18 April 2014 to 25 Friday April 2014 inclusive.  We will respond to your email & phone enquiries on Monday 28 April 2014 when we resume all CiP services.

Apply Online

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

Apply for a CiP entry

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Online - via an enquiry form :

CiP staff are available between 10.00am -12.00pm and 2.00pm - 4.00pm Monday to Friday.
(A message may be left on our answering machine outside these hours.)

Telephone: 02 6262 1458
Fax: 02 6273 4492

Cataloguing in Publication Unit
National Library of Australia
Canberra ACT 2600

CiP User Guide

The CiP User Guide contains useful information about the CiP program and the application process, including information about how to display CiP entries.



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.

If you are not sure if your publication is eligible for the CiP program, please see CiP Eligibility or contact us.




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