The National Library of Australia is modernising the Cataloguing in Publication (CiP) service to provide a more efficient user experience for publishers.

The CiP service will be closed from 5pm Thursday 24 August and will reopen 9am Monday 28 August

What will change?

  • Applications will be processed instantly, eliminating the current ten day timeframe
  • Publishers will be able to select their own subjects from a short list
  • A cataloguing statement will replace CiP entries for publishers to print in their books:

Cataloguing statement

What will stay the same?

  • The CiP service is still free, and will continue to be available via an online form
  • Prepublication catalogue records will still be created for your books. The National Library will continue to share your book details with the library community via Libraries Australia and Trove, the national discovery service, creating greater exposure and increasing the potential for book sales
  • The National Library will continue to upgrade prepublication record to a full catalogue record once the legal deposit copy of your book has been processed. This catalogue record will be discoverable on the Library's public catalogue and Trove
  • National Library staff will still be available to assist with your enquiries

I have more questions – who should I contact?

For more information about these changes, call us on (02) 6262 1785 or email