Please note that due to the latest Government guidelines regarding Covid-19, British Library Public Lending Right staff will be working from home. However, we are still able to accept new PLR registrations and any additional title registrations, although these may take a little longer to process.

If you have any queries please contact us via email or telephone us on either 07826533442 or 07825273603 

Further updates will be provided on the PLR website and via Twitter. 


Are you a published author, illustrator, editor, translator or audiobook narrator? 

Register now to benefit from annual Public Library Remuneration (PLR) payments.

Join our community of over 60,000 book contributors to receive up to £6,600 per year as a result of public library book loans. Sign up by 30 June 2021 for the February 2022 payment.

If you already have a PLR account you can log in at any time to add new titles or editions to your records.

Every year we announce the most borrowed library books (including ebooks and audiobooks) from the previous year.


Find out more

Register for the PLR scheme

Register now if you have contributed to a book which is lent out by public libraries.

PLR payments

Find out how we calculate your payments and how much you can earn if you register with PLR.

Most popular library loans

The most popular authors and titles borrowed from UK public libraries

Library sample

Information for authors and librarians regarding the PLR library sample