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Changes to Public Lending Right

YOU NOW NEED to open a British Library online account to access your PLR account.

Book authors, illustrators and translators are entitled to payments for lending of their work by libraries. UK law says you are entitled to Public Lending Right payments because you are the author - even if you have been pressed to sign away copyright.


A sculpture in the foyer of the British Library St Pancras site showing a chained-up library book from the Olden Days.

You need to register in order to receive your annual payments.

Please see the links below...

  • 15 July 2021 The registration system appears to be back up after maintenance and working.