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Most borrowed authors in UK public libraries

The graph compares up to 20 authors who have featured in the top 100 most borrowed authors from UK libraries since 1990. They are shown on a scale of 1 - 100, with most borrowed that year ranked 1st. Select and compare authors using the controls further down the page.

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About the data

The data used on this page was compiled by Public Lending Right (PLR) and made available through their website. The data shows most borrowed authors in UK public libraries, it includes authors who are registered with PLR as well as others who are dead or otherwise ineligible for remuneration under the PLR Scheme.

We do not take any responsibility for inaccuracies in the data.

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