Allocation of ISBN

The International Standard Book Number ISBN makes a publication uniquely identifiable worldwide.


Free allocation of ISBN by ETH Library for individual publications of members and institutes belonging to ETH Zurich (external link)


Please send an email to with the following details:

  • Your name, ETH organisation, address
  • Names of the authors
  • Title of the publication
  • Planned date of publication

You will be sent the ISBN in the next three working days.

Specimen copy

You must deposit a specimen copy at both ETH Library and the Swiss National Library (external link).

Please send the copy for ETH Library to the following address, indicating that the book is an "ISBN deposit copy":

ETH Zurich
ETH Library
Rämistrasse 101
8092 Zurich