ISBN – the identifier for books

ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number.


- consists nowadays of 13 digits.
- is a persistent identifier only for only books, monographs or conference proceedings.
- does not offer copyright protection
- allows different product forms and editions of a book, whether printed or digital, to be clearly identifiable.
- facilitates compilation and updating of book-trade directories and bibliographic databases, such as repositories.

Do you know that Surrey can issue an ISBN?

The University of Surrey holds a licence to register ISBNs. Just email us all the details of your book or conference proceedings and we will allocate an ISBN.

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University Library, George Edwards Building,  University of Surrey,  Guildford,  Surrey GU2 7XH,  United Kingdom T: +44 (0)1483 689235 F: +44 (0)1483 689500

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