International Standard Book and Serial Numbers (ISBN and ISSN)

International Standard Book Numbers are assigned by:

The UK International Standard Book Numbering Agency
3rd Floor
Midas House
62 Goldsworth Road
GU21 6LQ

Tel: 01483 712215 (09.00-17.00)
Fax: 01483 712214

While ISBNs cover monograph publications (print and non-print), ISSNs (International Standard Serial Numbers) cover print and non-print journals, magazines and continuations. The allocation of ISSNs for British serial publications is carried out by:

The ISSN UK Centre
British Library
Boston Spa
West Yorkshire
LS23 7BQ

Tel: 01937 546959
Fax: 01937 546562

There is no separate registration of monographs or serials for Scotland.


Printed publications and CD-ROMs legal deposit


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