New British National Bibliography records

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Take a look at the latest British National Bibliography records to help you decide whether to obtain a particular publication.

The following information is given for each title:

  • Dewey number
  • Title and statement of responsibility
  • Publication details
  • Physical description
  • ISBN
  • BNB number
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Prepublication record flag, where appropriate.

Search BNB online for full details of a title.


List of the latest records in PDF format

The lists covering the most recent 25 weeks are available to download. The records are brief, but each PDF runs to several hundred pages

List of the latest records in RDF/XML

The weekly files are made available in a basic RDF/XML representation as documented in this mapping table (PDF format 68 KB).

Not all fields are present in the source MARC 21 records, but when they are, they are output as described in the mapping. These files are distributed under a Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication licence. Please read our terms and conditions for RDF and CSV datasets.

The RDF/XML files covering the most recent 25 weeks will be available to download below.