After registering with Lending Rights, you can submit title claims as a creator or publisher for the books. These books are surveyed in a sample of either public lending libraries (PLR) or school, TAFE and university libraries (ELR).
Payments are determined by the number of copies of eligible books estimated to be held in public lending libraries or educational lending libraries. If 50 or more copies of an eligible book are estimated to be held in the libraries surveyed for either scheme, then a payment may be made under that program for that book.
Books are surveyed annually for two consecutive financial years following their year of publication. If, in the second year, a book is still held in sufficient numbers in public and/or educational lending libraries, it will be resurveyed at least every three years.
Books with fewer than 50 copies in the second or subsequent survey are resurveyed for one more year before being dropped from the survey cycle. However, if a new title claim is received for a new edition of a book previously claimed and now out of survey, then the book will be resurveyed.