ISBN and ISMN

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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.

 

ISBN/ISMN Agency
National Library of Latvia
Mūkusalas iela 3, Riga, LV-1423

Level M, Room M30
Phone: +371 25486320
E-mail: isbn@lnb.lv
, ismn@lnb.lv