Weeding in Public Libraries

Weeding is part of the lifecycle of a book in the library

Amanda Mae
Reading Life
Published in
6 min readFeb 14, 2024

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Have you heard of weeding? Weeding is the term libraries use when they remove books from their collections, either from looking gross or being out of date or not checking out in a while. Sometimes you see news stories about community members getting upset at “books in the dumpster” and why would a library get rid of…

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Amanda Mae
Reading Life

Amanda Mae is a librarian who has lived in too many states and enjoys anything involving books, history, and productivity.