most borrowed authors in the uk

Details of the current most borrowed authors in UK public libraries can be found here.

The top 20 listings are broken down into Adult and Children's categories. The top 500 listing is a combination of both categories.

(These lists include authors who are registered with PLR as well as others who are dead or otherwise ineligible for remuneration under the PLR Scheme. Illustrators of books which have a separate writer have not been included.)

2015-16 Top 20s

2015-16 Top 500

2015-16 Top 50 illustrators

PLR's archive of most borrowed authors can be found in our Most Borrowed Authors Archive.

(Information on the most borrowed authors and books in Irish public libraries can be found on the Irish PLR website .)

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