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

Nova Scotia

Halifax Public Library
Nova Scotia Provincial Library

New Brunswick

Moncton Public Library
New Brunswick Public Libraries Catalogue


Bibliothèques de Québec
Bibliothèques de Saguenay
Bibliothèques de St-Jean-sur-Richelieu
Bibliothèques de Trois-Rivières
Brossard Library
Gatineau Municipal Library
Grande Bibliothèque
Laval Library
Montreal Municipal Library
Réseau biblio - La Mauricie
Réseau biblio - Outaouais
Réseau biblio - Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean
Sherbrooke Library
St-Léonard Library


Etobicoke Public Library
Hamilton Public Library
London Public Library
Metro Toronto Reference Library
Mississauga Public Library
North York Public Library
Ottawa Public Library
Toronto Public Library


Manitoba Union Catalogue
South Central Regional Library
Western Manitoba Regional Library
Winnipeg Public Library


Regina Public Library
Saskatoon Public Library
Saskatchewan Union Catalogue


Calgary Public Library
Edmonton Public Library

British Columbia

Burnaby Public Library
Vancouver Public Library
Victoria Public Library