Public Lending Right for New Zealand Authors
The Public Lending Right for New Zealand Authors scheme was established in 2008 to compensate New Zealand authors for the use of their books in New Zealand libraries.
About the scheme
The scheme provides annual payments to New Zealand authors in recognition of the fact that their books are available for use in New Zealand libraries.
Authors are entitled to receive annual compensation based on the number of copies of their title/s estimated to be held in New Zealand libraries. This is determined by a survey undertaken by the National Library.
Payments from the PLR fund
The Public Lending Right fund is divided among registered authors, based on how many copies of their works are held by libraries.
Registering for the scheme
An author must register with the scheme each year in order to be eligible for payment. The registration period is between 1 January and 30 April each year. Any payment owing is made in mid December.
Registration for 2013 is now closed. It reopens on 1 January, 2014.
PLR Advisory Group
The Public Lending Right Advisory Group advises the Chief Executive on regulatory proposals, policy, and administrative matters relating to the scheme.
Send registrations, requests for information and queries to:
Public Lending Right for New Zealand Authors Coordinator
PO Box 12340
Phone (04) 470 4528