Lending Rights Online: Public Lending Right (PLR) & Education Lending Right (ELR).

Welcome to the Department's online service for PLR/ELR claimants.

Program 2020-21

The 2020-21 program for books published between 2014 and 2019 will close on 31 March 2020.

Title claims for the 2020-21 Public and Educational Lending Right programs need to be lodged by 31 March 2020 for eligible books not previously claimed.  You may submit title claims for books published between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2019.

Title Claims

If a title claim for a book was previously submitted, do not submit another for the same title, unless a new edition with a new ISBN is published.

Existing claimants

If you are an existing claimant but first time user of the new Lending Rights portal please call 1800 672 842 for a password.

Personal details

Please check that your contact and banking details are up to date to ensure you receive your payment advice letter and payment.

Out of date bank account details will result in a failed payment.

Lending Rights Online provides you with several convenient services, allowing you to:

  • submit title claims,

  • update your personal address and banking details,

  • view your lending rights payment history details, and

  • register as a new claimant in PLR and ELR.

Registered claimants can access Lending Rights Online by clicking the "Existing Claimant - Sign In" button on the top right of this page using your user name and password.

If you wish to register as a new claimant, please click the "New Claimant - Register" button on the top right of this page. Your computer should be connected to a printer for this service.

Need help using Lending Rights Online?

If you are having difficulty logging into or using Lending Rights Online, get help from:

  • an ELR/PLR officer during AEST business hours by phoning 1800 672 842.
  • or you can email your query to: lendingrights@arts.gov.au
  • or write to: Lending Rights, GPO Box 3241, Canberra ACT 2601