As a high school teacher, I’ve always encouraged young people to visit public libraries. Now, as a published author, I’m thankful to the PLR program that financially benefits Canadian creators whose works are available for the enjoyment of all.
-Ann Yu-Kyung Choi, Author
As an author and literary translator of books published by small presses with limited marketing budgets, I depend on libraries to make my work available to a broader audience across Canada. The support from the PLR means so much more to me; it is not just any cheque!
-Anita Anand, Author and translator
21 September 2023
This report provides details of the $14.8M author payment budget, the expansion of the program’s catalogue sampling exercise to include data from 40 distinct public library networks across Canada, and the initial work to introduce electronic payment/direct deposit for PLR recipients. The report also features an illustrated celebration of the renewal and expansion of the Stanley A. Milner branch of Edmonton Public Library.Download this report PDF | 2.8 MB
21 August 2023
In February 2024, the next round of Public Lending Right (PLR) payments will be issued to eligible program registrants.
14 February 2023
I don’t think you can be chair of the Public Lending Right Commission without having not only a love of books, but a love of libraries.