The International Standard Music Number (ISMN) is a unique number for the identification of all notated music publications from all over the world, whether available for sale, hire or gratis – be it a part, a score, or an element in a multi-media kit.

The ISMN is designed to rationalize the processing and handling of notated music and the respective bibliographical data for publishing houses, the music trade and libraries.

The National Book Council is the official agent for Malta and Gozo for the issuing of ISMN therefore whoever requires this service may download a copy of the application form for ISMNs here.

Applications must be addressed to Michael Mercieca, either electronically through [email protected] or by mail on this address: ISMN – National Book Council, Central Public Library, Prof. J. Mangion Street, Floriana FRN1800.

Read carefully the ISBN User’s Manual in Maltese by clicking here.

Kindly note that as of 1 January 2020 all ISBNs and ISMNs are free of charge. Follow the link here for more information.