We ensure publications relating to Australia and its people are preserved for the community and future generations.
Legal deposit is a requirement for Australian publications to be deposited with the National Library of Australia. It enables the Library to collect and preserve the offline and online published
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
The National Library of Australia acknowledges Australia’s First Nations Peoples – the First Australians – as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this land and gives respect to the Elders – past and present – and through them to all Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website contains a range of material which may be considered culturally sensitive including the records of people who have passed away.