We ensure publications relating to Australia and its people are preserved for the community and future generations.

Legal deposit

Legal deposit makes up the core of our national collection and helps us tell all Australia’s stories.

Prepublication Data Service

Apply for a catalogue record for publications which have not yet been published.

Services for Australian Music publishers

The National Library of Australia offers a range of services for notated music publishers to help with the publication life cycle.

Apply for an ISBN, ISSN or ISMN

International Standard Numbers are unique identifiers for books, serials and music scores. They are not mandatory and do not provide copyright. They are used internationally across publication trades and the