The Swedish Authors’ Fund administers, on behalf of State, the Public Lending Right – compensation to originators for the use of their books in Swedish public and school libraries.

This compensation is paid to authors, translators and illustrators in the form of individual remuneration (lending based or individually awarded) or in the form of grants and subsidies.

In addition to the Public Lending Right Scheme, the Authors’ Fund administers State grants to authors, translators, playwrights and journalists in the field of arts.