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Jean Touzot Librairie Internationale


Approval Plans

Our highly selective "blanket order" or approval plans are tailored to the needs and budget of your institution. Books and supplementary offer slips are sent once or twice a month to specified libraries and departments, based on a collection profile and contact list as established by your library. This profile can be outlined in a written collection development description, or list of subject areas collected and general exclusions for your library. Any documents should be accompanied by:

  • budget specifications
  • fiscal year dates and plan dates (imprint year and beginning ship date).
  • a list of general exclusions as appropriate (juvenile literature, pedagogy, price limits, etc.)

For areas that require more explanation, please include a narrative description to indicate special needs.

Monographs and Collections

Monographs that appear in a collection are included in our approval plan, with appropriate series information. We do ask clients to provide a stop list, if necessary, of any collection titles for which an outstanding continuation order may exist with another vendor. Since we maintain a linked database for standing orders, there is no danger of duplication for Touzot standing orders. In the case of new periodicals, we will send a sample of the first issue with notification for those titles that fit a given profile, unless otherwise requested.

Budget Reporting

We regularly track approval plan budgets throughout the year, and would be happy to provide you with this information at your request. Please note that our website will also allow you to manage budget information for your acquisitions.


Returns are accepted against the approval plan within six months of the invoice date. It is very important for clients to indicate the reason for return, as this helps us improve and refine future selections and service.


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