ISBN number serves for universal identification of a publication in a book form and for producing bar codes.
The structural unit of the Institute of Bibliography – the ISBN Agency is:
- Part of the international system for standard book numbering
- Latvia's authorised institution for ensuring international standard book numbering
- An institution collecting authoritative information for the database of the International ISBN Agency and for publications
Services (free of charge and for a fee) in accordance with the Internal Regulations of the NLL:
- Granting an ISBN number to publishers on the basis of a written application (the application should mention the title and the author of the book). When submitting the application over the Internet, the publisher fills in the application form.
- Advice on the ISBN system and its use (also about deriving the bar code from ISBN)
- Factual information about the book publishers in Latvia and elsewhere.
National Library of Latvia
Mūkusalas iela 3, Riga, LV-1423
Level M, Room M30
Phone: +371 67806149