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Professors criticize book dump at UNH library

Some professors at the University of New Hampshire said they are appalled that the school’s librarians are throwing away thousands of books to make way for a new collection.

Dimond Library administrators said the books being tossed into a Dumpster outside the library haven’t been checked out in 20 years.

UNH collection management librarian Jennifer Carroll said they would like to keep every book forever, but have to make room for new bio-science and other collections.

Art history professor Patricia Emison told WMUR that the book dump is a travesty that she finds appalling.

Emison said the books are needed to a show the history of particular studies.

UNH is discarding 36,000 volumes and storing 15,000.

Librarians said they are working under a tight timetable.

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