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

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

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

WMUR-TV quotes art history professor Patricia Emison as saying the book dump is a travesty.

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

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

Librarians said they are working under a tight timetable.