The Canada Council for the Arts distributes annual payments to Canadian authors through the Public Lending Right (PLR) Program as compensation for the free public access to their books in Canadian public libraries.
The PLR Commission provides guidance to the PLR program.
The PLR registration period is now closed.
Registrations postmarked later than May 1st will NOT be accepted and will be returned to the sender.
Registration period: 15 February to 1 May 2014
Results of the Public Lending Right library sampling, including a cheque if applicable, will be sent by regular mail to registered authors in mid-February 2014. The envelope will also include a File Update form that must be used to inform the Program of new books.
First-time Registrants_________________________________ Registration forms for new authors will be downloadable from this website during this period. If you are not already registered, and would like to receive an e-mail notice in February 2014 when the registration forms are available on our website, click here.
Registrations received outside of the registration period will NOT be accepted and will be returned to the sender.
2012-13 Author Payments - February 2013