We are currently experiencing a high volume of calls and emails 

Due to a significant increase in enquires it may take us a little longer to reply to your emails and process any titles submitted.

We apologise for any delays and we aim to reply to your emails within 3 working days.

As it is the end of the PLR year on 30th June there has been a marked increase in number of titles submitted.

Please be reassured that any eligible titles will be registered  in time to be included in the 2020/21 PLR year.

Thank you for your patience in this matter.

We are pleased to announce that the new PLR system is now live

If you are an existing PLR user you are already registered so won’t need to create a new account

We hope that you will take the opportunity to log on to plr.bl.uk to see the improvements we have made, following the instructions below

Existing PLR Users

Please note - If you have used PLR before May 2021 your existing account has been migrated to a British Library Online Account.

The first time that you log on you need to reset your password following these steps;

  • Do not enter your details but click 'Forgotten your username or password?'
  • Then click 'Request a password reset email'
  • Enter the email address that was registered on your old PLR account and choose 'submit' which will send you an email entitled ‘Reset your British Library Online account password’
  • Please do not press continue, instead close the window and open the ‘Reset your British Library Online account password’ email and open the link
  • If the link does not open copy and paste it into your browser
  • If you do not receive an email then please contact us
  • Once you have clicked the link enter your email address and create a new password
  • Once your password has been amended do not click on the ‘click here to log in’ button, instead go to this website https://plr.bl.uk/login
  • Click ‘Log in with my British Library account’
  • Enter your email address and new password and click ‘Log in’
  • You should now be in your PLR online account

If you are unable to log on DO NOT create a new British Library account please contact us on 01937 546030 or email us at plrauthorservices@bl.uk

For further information regarding the new system please see our FAQs 

Not yet registered for PLR?

To benefit from annual Public Library Remuneration (PLR) payments please register on our new PLR system.

If you are a published author, illustrator, editor, translator or audiobook narrator you could receive up to £6,600 per year as a result of public library book loans. Join our community of over 60,000 book contributors who already benefit.

Please make sure that you sign up by 30 June 2021 for inclusion in the 2020/21 calculations.

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