About the British National Bibliography
The British National Bibliography lists:
- books and journal titles published or distributed in the United Kingdom and Ireland since 1950, including electronic publications
- Cataloguing-in-Publication (CIP) information for forthcoming book titles.
You cannot order items found in the British National Bibliography. Use Explore the British Library to search for the item you want, and to order it if we have a copy in our collections.
Use Explore the British Library to search, view and order items from our main catalogue of circa 80M records, or search the contents of the Library's website.
More on the British National Bibliography and metadata
We provide a list of new records added to the British National Bibliography each week, that you can download for free.
You can also register to access MARC21 records, for free, from the Library's catalogue.