898. The Public Lending Right Act 1979 and the public lending right scheme.

(8)     Libraries

(i)     Public Lending Right

898.     The Public Lending Right Act 1979 and the public lending right scheme.

The Public Lending Right Act 1979 provides that, in accordance with a scheme to be known as the public lending right scheme, there is conferred on authors a right, known as public lending right, to receive from time to time out of a central fund payment in respect of loans of their books to the public by local library authorities in the United Kingdom1. The scheme is administered by the British Library Board2. The