Welcome to the Public Lending Right (PLR) International website. 

Public Lending Right is the right of authors and other rightsholders to receive payment for the free public use of their works in libraries. Our aim is to promote international awareness of PLR and inform the PLR community of events, developments and news from around the world.

PLR International brings together those countries with established PLR systems and provides assistance and advice to countries interested in setting up PLR schemes.

PLR: An Introductory Guide

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This guide has been prepared by the PLRI Co-ordinator as an introduction to Public Lending Right. It sets out the main types of PLR systems that exist, the importance and value of PLR, and gives guidance for further research.

Charter of PLR Best Practice

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The PLR International Steering Committee agreed this Charter to set out best practice for establishing PLR schemes. Drawing from the variety in existing PLR systems this Charter identifies essential criteria for a PLR system.

PLR Truths

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The answers to 18 questions you might have about PLR

Get in touch

If you would like to make any comments, suggestions or have any news regarding PLR issues, please complete the form below, this will be sent directly to the PLR International Co-ordinator.

PLR International does not itself register authors' works or manage PLR payments. If you have queries about lending fees for your works contact the PLR office or collecting society in your country - you may find this on the IFRRO website, our list of PLR schemes or otherwise by searching online.

All details given will only be used by PLR International.

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