Lending rights programs

Public Lending Right (PLR) and Educational Lending Right (ELR) are Australian Government cultural programs which make payments to eligible Australian creators and publishers in recognition that income is lost through the free multiple use of their books in public and educational lending libraries. PLR and ELR also support the enrichment of Australian culture by encouraging the growth and development of Australian writing.

If you are a book publisher or creator—author, editor, illustrator, translator or compiler—you may be eligible for a payment under the PLR and ELR programs.

Closing dates

The closing date to submit title claims for the 2017–18 lending rights programs is 31 March 2017. Late claims cannot be accepted.

Title claims for books published between 2011 and 2016 are now being accepted.

Are your contact and banking details up to date? If not you may miss out on the May notice and the June payment. Please ensure your contact and banking details are up to date.

Register and apply for Lending Rights Online

If you believe you are eligible to receive PLR or ELR payments you should register and apply with Lending Rights Online. If you cannot access a computer to register online, applications can be made by completing the forms available from the forms page of this department's website or by contacting Lending Rights for a copy of the forms to be posted to you.