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Public Advisory

February 2, 2022

Effective January 26, 2022, the National Library of the Philippines (NLP), Bibliographic Services Division (BSD) will use an online application system through for clients requesting for International Standard Book Number (ISBN), International Standard Serial Number (ISSN), and International Standard Music Number (ISMN).

Requirements are available at and applications for ISBN, ISSN, and ISMN are FREE OF CHARGE.

Publishers are to submit two (2) copies of printed books or CD/DVD or email/link of downloadable file of your ebooks, serials, ongoing continuing resources, and notated music to NLP within 30 days of publication.

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