Answered By: Sally Hand
Last Updated: Nov 15, 2018     Views: 47

The Library provides International Standard Book Number (ISBN) for books and reports published by Victoria University. This includes any publications by the Colleges, Institutes or Schools. There is no charge for the ISBN. Separate ISBNs should be used for print and electronic versions (e.g. PDFs) of the same title.

Requestors are asked to complete an application form to ensure the library has all the necessary information. The form is available on the Library's intranet page under "Adding to Library Collections". Direct link to the form is at

Upon submission, the form is automatically sent to the library Cataloguing Department email address and an ISBN is usually provided to the requestor within 24 hours.

Legal Deposit: A copy of each publication should be deposited at the State Library of Victoria and the National Library of Australia to comply with Legal Deposit requirements. Ideally a copy would also be provided to the VU Library.

Not a VU publication? If a staff member has written a book which is not being published by VU they can apply for an ISBN from ThorpeBowker at There is a charge for that service.

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