• Supporting Authors

    Over 17,000 Canadian authors receive a payment each year

  • Celebrating Libraries

    We support and celebrate public access to Canadian content in libraries

  • Enriching Readers and Listeners

    The lives of readers and listeners are enriched by works that benefit from PLR payments

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 Open!

Sign up for the program or register new titles and editions

Deadline: 30 June 2020

Who can sign up?

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Writers
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Translators
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Narrators
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Editors

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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


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Program News

Creator Payments 2019-20

15 February 2020

The most recent Program results.

A Word from the PLR Commission Chair February 2020

15 February 2020

While February is often a month filled with rain, ice and snow, high winds, and other unpleasant storms, here at PLR, February is the Groundhog Month, the month each year that payments go out to nearly 18,000 authors whose 79,000 books are found in Canadian libraries from coast to coast.

PLR Payment and Income Tax - Useful Information for Recipients

15 February 2020

In order to provide some basic information to program registrants concerning the treatment of these payments by the Canada Revenue Agency, we have prepared the following overview.