The PLR Program offices are now located at
150 Elgin Street.
The Canada Council for the Arts distributes annual payments to Canadian authors through the Public Lending Right (PLR) Program as compensation for the free public access to their books in Canadian public libraries.
The PLR Commission provides guidance to the PLR program.
The PLR registration period is closed until February 15, 2015.
Registration period: 15 February to 1 May 2015
Registrations received outside of the registration period will NOT be accepted and will be returned to the sender.
The PLR Program communicates with authors once a year - every February. If you registered this year, the next time you will hear from us will be in February 2015.
Registration forms for new authors will be downloadable from this website during the registration period. If you are not already registered, and would like to receive an e-mail notice in February 2015 when the registration forms are available on our website, please click here.
Annual Report 2013-14 (pdf) - June 2014
2013-14 Author Payments - February 2014
PLR Program Research