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 directly from here:

ISMN application form

Send your application forms and payment via post or e-mail to:

Mr. Joe Debattista
National Book Council
Central Public Library
Prof. J. Mangion Street
Floriana FRN1800

e-mail: [email protected]


Prices for ISMN are as follows:

One ISMN = €10

Bundle of 10 ISMN = €50

Bundle of 20 ISMN = €80