• Over 17,000


  • $50 to $3,000

    Payment range

  • $10M

    Received by creators

Edmonton Public Library – Mill Woods Branch

The Public Lending Right (PLR) Program sends yearly payments to creators whose works are in Canada’s public libraries. The PLR Commission oversees the program.

Registration is currently closed.

Registration opens February 15, 2019. Notify me when registration opens!

Who can sign up?

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Already Signed up?

Ann YK Choi

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 YK Choi, Author
Toronto ON

Naomi Wakan

February blues . . . overcoming my writer’s block the annual PLR cheque inside, a PLR cheque first sign of Spring how generous a land that supports its writers so

-Naomi Wakan, Poet, Essayist
Gabriola BC


Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec

Program News

25 Year Limit on Registrations Provides Fairness to New Titles and Creators

15 February 2018

Important changes are coming to the PLR Program in 2018 and 2019. Find out if the 25-year cap on payments affects you.

Creator Payments

14 February 2018

The most recent Program results.