Order your FREE ISBN directly from the National Library of South Africa (NLSA) – the official issuing body of ISBNs in SA – by completing our convenient online application form. It is recommended that you do so only when you are close to publishing.
Allow between 3 and 7 working days for receipt of your ISBN via email. The NLSA will include information about the Legal Deposit requirements that accompany the issuing of ISBNs (in short, the Information Act of SA requires you to make 1 to 5 copies of your book available to the Place/s of Legal Deposit within one month of publication, at your cost).
Find out more about ISBNs and whether you need one.
Find out more about Legal Deposit requirements.