PLR: An Introductory Guide published by the IAF explains how PLR works in different countries. (November 2016.)

PLR Around The World At A Glance gives an overview of all PLR systems. (Updated March 2014.)

Charter of PLR Best Practice available in English / French / Spanish

The latest International PLR Conference was held in Paris on 25-27 September 2017. See What's New for more information.

Proceedings of previous conferences are available under Events and Seminars.


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plr international

Welcome to the Public Lending Right (PLR) International Network website.

The PLR International Network brings together those countries with established PLR systems and provides assistance and advice to countries interested in setting up PLR schemes.

Our aim is to promote international awareness of PLR and inform the PLR community of events, developments and news from around the world.

The Network is co-ordinated by Dr Jim Parker, former Head of UK PLR, to whom enquiries about the Network's activities or news of PLR developments internationally should be addressed.

We welcome your contributions.


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Events & Seminars

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PLR Schemes in Development

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What's New?


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Established PLR Schemes