Due to current development work on the PLR system, the 2016-17 PLR most borrowed media releases generally published in February will be deferred until the summer. Please note this work has not affected the recent distribution of payments.
Details of the current most borrowed authors in UK public libraries can be found here.
The top 20 listings are broken down into adult and children's categories. The top 500 listing is a combination of both categories.
These lists include authors who are registered with PLR as well as others who are dead or otherwise ineligible for remuneration under the PLR Scheme. Illustrators of books which have a separate writer have not been included.
PLR's archive of most borrowed authors can be found in our Most borrowed authors archive.Information on the most borrowed authors and books in Irish public libraries can be found on the Irish PLR website.