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Approval Plan

About Approval Plans

An approval plan is a method used by libraries to automate the purchase of newly published books.  The library creates a profile that specifies the characteristics, or parameters, of new books the library is interested in purchasing.  These parameters include publisher, subject, call number range, price, and many more.  A company functioning as an intermediary reviews newly published books and evaluates how well they fit the library’s profile.

The NU Library Plan

The NU Library maintains an approval plan with the following broad parameters:

Faculty interested in reviewing and recommending books based on the weekly approval email should contact the Library Director.

Weekly Notification

Bi-monthly, faculty members who are on the approval plan list will receive an email from with the title GOBI Notification: Religion Approval Slips.