UK PLR: COVID-19 update

As a result of the current COVID-19 outbreak, UK PLR has issued the following update

Please note that due to the latest Government guidelines regarding COVID-19, the British Library is closed. However, Public Lending Right (PLR) is still able to receive new PLR registrations and any additional title registrations. All registrations received by midnight on 30 June 2020 will be eligible for inclusion in the calculations for the PLR year, dated 1 July 2019–30 June 2020.

Unfortunately, PLR is unable to complete the processing of these registrations until the British Library reopens, so there will therefore be no response to submissions until this time.

PLR apologises for any inconvenience but hopes that authors will be understanding of the current situation. Further updates will be provided on the PLR website and via Twitter.