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Guidelines and Requirements for the Assignment of ISBN

  • A formal Letter of application for assignment of an ISBN made on the letter head paper of the Publisher/Author or Institution, and addressed to The Director (NBCD), National Library of Nigeria Headquarters, ISBN office, Abuja or processed through any of the State Branch offices.
  • A photocopy of Certificate of Registration (in the case of private companies) obtained from the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) OR a National Identity card OR valid Driver's License for author publisher, should be attached for identification.
  • Visual proof of the existence of the publication(s) should be shown. The publisher/Author must produce type-set copy(s) of the manuscript(s), or at least the preliminary pages of the publication(s) i.e preface, introduction, forward, content table, title page, verso, etc.
  • Request for a block of ten (10) ISBN should present visual proofs of at least Seven (7) manuscripts or the preliminary pages of the work to be published.
  • Evidence of full utilization of ISBN(s) earlier assigned in form of letter(s) of acknowledgement of receipt from National Library of Nigeria of having deposited the required number of copies of their previous publications to the National Library as required by Law i.e. Private Publisher's -three (3) copies; State Governments and their Agencies-ten (10) copies, and Federal Government and their Agencies- twenty five (25) copies.

PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATION WILL BE PROCESSED WITHIN TEN (10) WORKING DAYS OF RECEIPT TO ENABLE US PREPARE THE CATALOGUING IN PUBLICATION (CIP) DATA

      • Sequel to the Federal Government's directive on Treasury Single Account (TSA), all administrative fees charged for ISBN henceforth should be made to;

        Acct Name: NLN e.Account (Remita)

      • Thereafter, present your teller for services to be rendered
      • The administrative fees charged are as follows:
  • 1 or 2 Single ISBN = N2,500.00
  • 3 - 10 Block of ISBN = N5,000.00
  • 100 Block of ISBN = N10,000.00
  • 1000 Block of ISBN = N20,000.00
  • Restoration of Lost Block of Ten ISBN = N2,500.00
  • Restoration of Lost Block of Hundred ISBN = N5,000.00
  • Restoration of Lost Block of 1,000 ISBN = N10,000.00

 

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