The Cataloguing-in-Publication (CiP) service provides a catalogue record for publications in Australia which have not yet been published. It covers both new and revised editions of books.

To be eligible for the service, publications should be published in Australia, be relevant to a wide audience with strong information and textual content and likely to be acquired and made available by Australian libraries. Some examples are listed below. If you are not sure if your publication is eligible for the CiP service, please contact us.

The following publications are included in the CiP service

  • New and revised editions of books.
  • Commonwealth, state and local government publications
  • Monograph publications of university presses, professional and trade associations
  • Numbered or multi-volume book in a series
  • Textbooks
  • Translated books published in Australia
  • Exhibition catalogues
  • Text documents on CD-ROM
  • Electronic books (includes self-published e-books)
  • Print on demand (includes self-published e-books)
  • Music scores
  • Loose-leaf publications


The following publications are excluded from the CiP service

  • Publications without a valid ISBN
  • Books without an Australian publisher imprint
  • Classroom educational material such as: workbooks, teaching aid and resource material, test sheets, activity sheets or blackline masters, multimedia kits, course specific guides, primary level readers and study notes.
  • Books with an Australian imprint that are transitory or ephemeral in nature such as: trade catalogues, telephone directories, almanacs, timetables, comic books, colouring-in books, fill-in books, diaries, calendars and other types of material not considered for permanent retention.
  • Magazines, periodicals or serial publications
  • Reprints where the imprint, publisher, content or format are unchanged
  • Audio-visual DVDs
  • Audio books
  • Single articles reprinted from magazines, periodicals or serials
  • Maps
  • Wall charts
  • Computer programs