Issuing ISBN Numbers.

ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number and makes a publication unique worldwide.

The JKU Main Campus Library manages ISBN numbers. These numbers can be used for institute publications and employees at the Johannes Kepler University Linz. This service is free of charge.

If you need an ISBN number, please send an e-mail to: and include the following information in the e-mail:

  •  JKU Institute, address
  •  Name of author and/or publisher
  •  Publication title
  •  Planned publication date



+43 732 2468 4882 or 4883

You can also register publications in the list of deliverable books (VLB).

Please read the ISBN info sheet published by the Hauptverbandes des Österreichischen Buchhandels (HVB).

Please remember that two copies must be given to each respective institution; see the Austrian National Library homepage for detailed information.