Archive for January, 2011

Change of Personal Details

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

If you wish to update/correct any personal details that have changed since you initially registered for Irish PLR, please submit your new details to us in writing. We can also accept changes of address over the telephone subject to verification being provided. Please note that for security reasons,

November: Harry Potter in Number One Position

Friday, January 7th, 2011

The ‘most borrowed statistics’ are compiled by the PLR Office from data provided by library services around the country. The Top 10 National List of Most Borrowed Titles and Authors below is compiled using the Top 100 titles from each of the public library authorities. The data below are from November 2010.

Most Borrowed Titles in November 2010

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling

2. Official Driver Theory Test – Prometric Ireland Ltd

3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson

4. The Lost Symbol – Dan Brown

5. Horrid Henry’s Christmas Cracker – Francesca Simon

6. Horrid Henry and the Bogey Babysitter – Francesca Simon

7. Ghost Light – Joseph O’Connor

8. Horrid Henry’s Stinkbomb – Francesca Simon

9. Horrid Henry gets rich quick – Francesca Simon

10. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – J.K. Rowling

November’s data of Most Borrowed Titles sees the ‘Official Driver Theory Test’ knocked off top spot down to number two in favour of J.K. Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ while Stieg Larsson’s ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ is placed third in our monthly Top ten.

Francesca Simon is accountable for four out of ten titles, with her seasonal offering, ‘Horrid Henry’s Christmas Cracker’ well placed at number five while Irish authors are represented by Joseph O’Connor’s latest offering, ‘Ghost Light’, which appears in seventh spot.

Most Borrowed Authors in November 2010

1. Francesca Simon

2. J.K. Rowling

3. Roald Dahl

4. Jacqueline Wilson

5. Roger Hargreaves

6. James Patterson

7. Jeff Kinney

8. Stieg Larsson

9. Daisy Meadows

10. Judi Curtin

The data for Most Borrowed Authors in November 2010 shows only a slight variance from the previous month as the Top 10 authors remain the same, with only their positions in the list altered to any degree.

J.K. Rowling moves from number eight to number two thanks to the success of her ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ with Roald Dahl also making impressive headway as he moves from number 6 to number 3.

Payments to be made electronically

Friday, January 7th, 2011

We’re pleased to announce that we can make payments directly into your bank/building society account.

If you wish to submit your Euro account details please see the Payments to authors with Euro Accounts page.

If you wish to submit your UK Sterling account details please see the Payments to author with UK Sterling Accounts page.

December: International Bestseller ‘Room’ enters Top 10 List

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

The ‘most borrowed statistics’ are compiled by the PLR Office from data provided by library services around the country.

The Top 10 National List of Most Borrowed Titles and Authors below is compiled using the Top 100 titles from each of the public library authorities.

The data below are from December 2010.

Most Borrowed Titles in December 2010

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling

2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson

3. Official Driver Theory Test – Prometric Ireland Ltd

4. Minding Frankie – Maeve Binchy

5. The Lost Symbol – Dan Brown

6. Brooklyn – Colm Toibin

7. The girl who played with fire – Stieg Larsson

8. Room – Emma Donoghue

9. Stand by me – Sheila O’Flanagan

10. The girl who kicked the hornet’s nest – Stieg Larsson

For the second successive month, J.K. Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ assumes the Number 1 spot on our list of Top Titles loaned in December 2010.

The list is noticeable for the large number of Irish fiction writers present, as Maeve Binchy makes a welcome return at number four with ‘Minding Frankie’, while the sixth, eighth and nineth positions are filled by Colm Toibin, Emma Donoghue and Sheila O’Flanagan.

In addition, Stieg Larsson becomes only the second author to have more than two titles listed within a monthly Top 10 list, with ‘The girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ the most popular of his hugely-acclaimed crime trilogy.

Most Borrowed Authors in December 2010

1. Francesca Simon

2. J.K. Rowling

3. James Patterson

4. Jacqueline Wilson

5. Jeff Kinney

6. Stieg Larsson

7. Maeve Binchy

8. Sheila O’Flanagan

9. Roger Hargreaves

10. Jodi Picoult

Francesca Simon’s popularity with Irish Public Library users shows no signs of abating as she continues in poll position in our Top 10 list of most borrowed authors.