Library of Congress Control Number
Make your book more accessible to librarians and book vendors by cataloguing it with the Library of Congress. When you purchase a Library of Congress Control Number through Balboa Press your book will be numbered and linked to the Library of Congress, national libraries, bibliographic utilities and other book vendors so your book can be quickly found.
Balboa Press is approved to give out Library of Congress Control Numbers so when you purchase this service we will work with the Library of Congress to obtain a control number for your title. We then print the number on the title page inside your book.
The Library of Congress sets strict guidelines about which books may receive a Library of Congress Control Number.
The following types of books are ineligible for Library of Congress Control Numbers:
Books which do not list a U.S. city as place of publication on the title page or copyright page
E-books (i.e. books published in electronic format)
Items under 50 pages, with the exception of genealogies, children's literature, and catalogue exhibitions submitted by museums and art galleries
Textbooks below the college level
Items not intended for wide distribution to libraries
Religious instructional materials
Expendable educational materials
Translations except Spanish
Crossword puzzle books
Call 0800 0962 774 to order
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