The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a unique identifier which identifies one specific version of a book or item.
An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation of a book, for example, paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book will each have a different ISBN.
Khazar University is responsible for assigning ISBNs to items published in Azerbaijan.
Items for which an ISBN can be allocated:
Editions, reprints and reissues
Items that do not require an ISBN:
More detailed see in Scope and assignment of ISBN
Request an Azerbaijan ISBN
To request an ISBN, complete the ISBN Request form and email the completed form to email@example.com
When an ISBN is allocated it will be annotated on the form and the form returned to the requestor, usually within 3 working days
If you need an ISBN barcode for your publication, please let us know when completing the form. An ISBN barcode is the graphical representation of a book’s ISBN. Barcodes are used on physical books, allowing them to be machine read, and facilitating automated sales and inventory tracking – a requirement for most large retailers.
Lodging copies of your publication with the Library and Legal deposit
We ask that you lodge three copies of your publication with the Khazar University. Two copies should be sent to the Archive Unit, for lodging in the University Archive. One copy should be sent to the Library Cataloguing Team for adding to the Khazar University online catalogue and then will be located in National ISBN Agency Access Collection.
Please also advise the Library if your publication is to be made freely available online. The relevant URL will be added into the Library catalogue to accompany the details of the print publication.
The comprehensive collections of Azerbaijan publications formed in this way provide the means for research into all aspects of Azerbaijan life, culture, and artistic, commercial, technical and scientific endeavour.
No legal deposit required
Commercial advertising material, and publications produced for internal use are not included..
The ISBN Agency does not wish to receive
If you are declaring copyright of the work and declaring that it is free from third party ownership, the copyright declaration form will be required.
If the edited publication is a collection of conference papers or journal articles then the Transfer of Ownership section on the copyright declaration form is required to prove permission has been sought from the authors.
ISBN Frequently Asked Questions
View index of publications assigned ISBN numbers
For ISBN, ISMN or ISSN questions, contact:
Mrs. Sabina Alimardanova
41 Mehseti St., Baku AZ1096
Phone: (+994 12) 4217916 (ext.263)
Mob: (+994 70) 3523033