ISBN Agencies Worldwide

One of the most FAQ by new authors is how and where can I get the ISBN (International Standard Book Number) for my book.

Here is a list of the official organisations in various countries (and contact details) that issues ISBN numbers. Note that some countries charge a small fee for the number. I hope this will help.

If your country is not on the list or if the details have changed please let us know.

 

Australia

Organization: ISBN Agency – Thorpe Bowker

Address: Level One, 607 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria, 3004

Phone 1: (+61 3) 8517 8349, Fax 1: (+61 3) 8517 8399

Email: isbn@thorpe.com.au, Web: http://www.myidentifiers.com.au

Contact Name: Ms Maria Watt

 

Botswana

Organization: Botswana National Library Service

Address: National Reference Library, P/ Bag 0036, Gaborone

Phone 1: (+267) 370 4413, Phone 2: (+267) 395 2397, Fax 1: (+267) 390 1149

Email: mtamocha@gov.bw, Web: http://www.gov.bw

Contact Name: Mr Matlho Tamocha

 

Egypt

Address: Head of Deposit Depart. Egyptian National Library, Kornish el Nile, Ramelt Bolaq, Cairo

Phone 1: (+20 2) 2575 0886, Phone 2: (+20 2) 2575 1078, Fax 1: (+20 2) 357589547

Email: darelkotob.fan@gmail.com

Contact Name: 1 Prof Abd El Nasser Hassan

Contact Name: 2 Alaa Hassan

 

Ghana

Organization: Ghana Library Authority

Address: George Padmore Research Library, on African Affairs, P.O. Box GP2970, Accra

Phone 1: (+233) 244 764505, Phone 2: (+233) 242 174209

Email: padmorelibrary@gmail.com

Contact Name: 1 Mr. Robert Aryee

Contact Name: 2 Mrs. Rebecca Akita

 

India

Organization: Raja Rammohun Roy National Agency for ISBN

Address: Ministry of Human Resource Development, Room No. 13, 4th Floor, Jeevan Deep Building, Parliament Street, New Delhi-110001

Phone 1: (+91-11) 23369668

Email: isbn-mhrd@gov.in, Web: http://isbn.gov.in

Contact Name: Ms Aparna Sharma

 

Kenya

Address: Kenya National Library Services, P.O. BOX 30573 – 00100 GPO, Nairobi

Phone 1: (+254 20) 2158359, Phone 2: (+254 20) 7786710, Fax 1: (+254 20) 2158352

Email: hodnld@knls.ac.ke, Web: http://www.knls.ac.ke

Contact Name: Philomena Mwirigi

 

Lesotho

Address: The National University of Lesotho Library, P.O. Roma 180, Maseru, Lesotho

Phone 1: (+266) 22340601, Phone 2: (+266) 28340777, Fax 1: (+266) 22340000

Email: w.mokotjo@nul.ls

Contact Name: 1 Mr. William Mokotjo

Contact Name: 2 Ntemana Tsoenyo

Contact Name: 3 Ntate Willie

 

Malawi

Address: National Archives of Malawi, Senior Assistant Librarian, Mkulichi Road, Zomba, P.O. Box 62, Zomba.

Phone 1: (+265 1) 525 240

Email: archivesmalawi@gmail.com

Contact Name: 1 Mr Robert Mkuwira

Contact Name: 2 Innocent Mankhwala

 

Namibia

Address: Mongolian Book Publishers’ Association, 1st floor, Room 101, Inter Office Building, Amar’s Street 2, Sukhbaatar District. P.O. Box-92, Ulaanbaatar 14200

Phone 1: (+976) 70100903, Fax 1: (+976) 70100903

Email: isbnagency@mbpa.mn

Contact Name: Tsengelmaa Batjargal

 

New Zealand

Organization: Bureau ISBN

Address: CB, Erasmusweg 10, 4104 AK Culemborg

Phone 1: (+31 345) 475 855, Phone 2: (+31 345) 475 847

Email: isbn@cb-logistics.nl, Web: http://www.isbn.nl

Contact Name: 1 Lianne Spithoven-Gerritsen

Contact Name: 2 Margot Kersaan

 

Nigeria

Address: National Bibliographic Control Dept, National Library of Nigeria, Plot 274 Sanusi-Dantata House, Central Business District, P.M.B. 1, Garki, Abuja.

Phone 1: (+234) 8023673714

Email: natbcdnlnig@yahoo.com, Web: http://www.nln.gov.ng

Contact Name: Mrs. Anthonia Onuoha

 

Pakistan

Address: National Library of Pakistan, Sector G-5, Constitution Avenue, Islamabad – 44000

Phone 1: (+92 51) 920 2549, Phone 2: (+92 51) 920 7456, Fax 1: (+92 51) 922 13 75

Email: ghyour_hussain@hotmail.com, Web: http://www.nlp.gov.pk

Contact Name: Mr. Syed Ghyour Hussain

 

Philippines

Address: The National Library of the Philippines, TM Kalaw St, P.O Box 2926, Ermita Manila 1000

Phone 1: (+ 63 2) 310 50 32, Phone 2: (+ 63 2) 336 72 00, Fax 1: (+63 2) 524 23 29

Email: isbn@nlp.gov.ph, Web: http://nlpbsd.wix.com/nlpbsd

Contact Name: 1 Ms. Nina Fronda (Chief, Bibliographic Services Division), Email: bsd@nlp.gov.ph

Contact Name: 2 Ms. Eusebia M. Accad (Assistant Chief, Bibliographic Services Division)

 

South Africa

Address: The National Library of South Africa, Private Bag X990, Pretoria 0001

Phone 1: +27 (0) 12 401 9718, Phone 2: +27 (0) 12 401 9776, Fax 1: +27 (0) 12 325 5984

Email: ISN.agency@nlsa.ac.za, Web: http://www.nlsa.ac.za

 

Swaziland

Address: University of Swaziland Libraries, Special Collections, Private Bag 4, Kwaluseni

Phone 1: (+268) 25170 170, Fax 1: (+268) 25170 001

Email: abahle@uniswa.sz, Web: http://www.library.uniswa.sz

Contact Name: Mr. Abahle Thwala

 

Tanzania

Organization: National Bibliographic Agency

Address: Director General, Tanzania Library Services Board, P.O. Box 9283, Dar es Salaam

Phone 1: (+255 22) 21500 48, Phone 2: (+255 22) 21500 49, Fax 1: (+255 22) 2151100, Fax 2: (+255 22) 2151107

Email: tlsb@africaonline.co.tz, Web: http://www.tlsb.or.tz

Contact Name: Ms. Emily Emmanuel Meshack

 

Uganda

Address: National Library of Uganda, Plot 50, Buganda Road, P.O. Box 4262, Kampala, Uganda

Phone 1: +256 414 233633, Phone 2: +256 414 254661, Fax 1: +256 414 348625

Email: admin@nlu.go.ug, Web: http://www.nlu.go.ug

Contact Name: 1 Daniel Osinde

Contact Name: 2 Barbra Apolot

 

United Kingdom and Ireland

Organization: Nielsen Book – ISBN Agency

Address: Midas House, 3rd Floor, 62 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 6LQ

Phone 1: +44 (0) 1483 712 215, Fax 1: +44 (0) 1483 712 214

Email: isbn.agency@nielsen.com, Web: http://www.isbn.nielsenbookdata.co.uk

Contact Name: Ms Diana Dalasini

 

United States of America

Organization: R.R. Bowker, LLC – US ISBN Agency

Address: 630 Central Ave. New Providence, NJ 07974

Phone 1: (+1) 877-310-7333, Phone 2: (+ 1) 888-269 5372, Fax 1: (+1) 908 795 3518

Email: isbn-san@bowker.com, Web: http://www.isbn.org

Contact Name: John Purcell

 

Zambia

Address: Booksellers & Publishers Association of Zambia, P.O. Box 51109, Lusaka

Phone 1: (+260) 977 746477, Phone 2: (+260 1) 253 952

Email: dongo.banda@gmail.com

Contact Name: Ms Dongo Banda

 

Zimbabwe

Organization: National Archives of Zimbabwe

Address: Causeway, Private Bag 7729, Harare

Phone 1: (+263 4) 792 741 x3, Fax 1: (+263 4) 792 398

Email: archives@archives.gov.zw

Contact Name: 1 Mr Kudakwashe Tonhodzai

Contact Name: 2 Wendy Mubariri