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2022

Public Lending Right Annual Report 2021-22

30 June 2022

This report provides details of the $15M author payment budget, the delivery of PLR cheques during the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the further expansion of the program’s library sampling exercise. The report also features an illustrated preview of Ādisōke, the new joint facility shared by Library and Archives Canada and Ottawa Public Library that is expected to open its doors to the public in 2026.

Message from the Chair of the PLR Commission

28 February 2022

In last year’s message, I said, “the last year has been hard on the literary community and the arts world in general.” This time around, I am afraid I should say years instead.

Creator Payments 2021-22

28 February 2022

The most recent Program results.

2021

Creator Payments 2021-22

28 February 2022

The most recent Program results.

Message from the Chair of the PLR Commission

28 February 2022

In last year’s message, I said, “the last year has been hard on the literary community and the arts world in general.” This time around, I am afraid I should say years instead.

Public Lending Right Annual Report 2020-21

10 June 2021

This report provides details of the $14.8M author payment budget, the delivery of the program during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the arrival of new Commission members. The report also features a photographic survey of Cliff Eyland’s public art installations inside libraries across Canada, and contains the statistical activity report for 2020-21.

2020

Creator Payments 2019-20

15 February 2020

The 2019-2020 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.

2019

Creator Payments 2018-19

15 February 2019

The 2018-19 Program results.

New for 2019 - Audiobooks are now eligible for PLR Registration

15 February 2019

In recognition of the growing popularity and demand for literary audiobooks in Canadian public libraries, the Public Lending Right Program will open registration this year to credited authors, translators, and narrators who have participated in the creation of an audiobook.

2018

Shaping A New Future: Canada Council to make historic $5 million investment in PLR

19 February 2018

Shaping A New Future: Canada Council to make historic $5 million investment in PLR.

25 Year Limit on Registrations Brings Fairness to New 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.

Audiobooks will be added to the Public Lending Right Program in 2019

14 February 2018

The PLR Commission is proud to announce that audiobooks will be eligible for Public Lending Right payments beginning in 2019. Learn more about this new initiative here.

Creator Payments 2017-2018

14 February 2018

The 2017-18 Program results.