Library Sampling

Content Separator

We search for all eligible books in selected library systems across Canada to calculate payments to creators. This process is known as library sampling.

PLR sampling does not attempt to capture the holdings of every public library in Canada. The sample is designed as a regionally-diverse snapshot of library holdings.

Each year, the Public Lending Right Program accesses library catalogue information from a selected group of public library systems across Canada.

Past Library Sampling Partners

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries

Nova Scotia

Halifax Public Library
Nova Scotia Provincial Library

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island Public Library Services

New Brunswick

Moncton Public Library
New Brunswick Public Libraries Catalogue


Brossard Library
Gatineau Municipal Library
Granby Public Library
Grande Bibliothèque
Laval Library
Montreal Municipal Library
Quebec Library
Réseau biblio - Bas-Saint-Laurent
Réseau biblio - Centre-du-Québec, de Lanaudière et de la Mauricie
Réseau biblio - The Laurentians
Réseau biblio - Outaouais
Réseau biblio - Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean
Saguenay Library
Sherbrooke Library
St-Léonard Library
St-Jean-sur-Richelieu Library
Trois-Rivières Library


Etobicoke Public Library
Greater Sudbury Public Library
Hamilton Public Library
Kingston-Frontenac Public Library
Kitchener Public Library
London Public Library
Markham Public Library
Mississauga Public Library
North York Public Library
Ottawa Public Library
Six Nations Public Library
Thunder Bay Public Library
Toronto Public Library


Manitoba Spruce Libraries Cooperative
Western Manitoba Regional Library
Winnipeg Public Library


Nunavut Public Library Services


Regina Public Library
Saskatoon Public Library
Saskatchewan Provincial Catalogue


Calgary Public Library
Edmonton Public Library
The Regional Automation Consortium (TRAC)

Northwest Territories

Yellowknife Public Library

British Columbia

Burnaby Public Library
Fraser Valley Regional Library
Greater Victoria Public Library
Okanagan Regional Library
Vancouver Island Regional Public Library
Vancouver Public Library


Yukon Public Libraries