Decisions to eliminate a book collection occur for various reasons, including retirement, downsizing a home library, or a sweet deal from an online vendor. Law librarians regularly receive inquiries about the purchase or donation of used law books. Many times these calls originate in a law school’s development office after an attorney school seeks his or her law school’s advice on eliminating a significant career investment. An attorney may turn to a law firm librarian for advice as well.
Gail F. Zwirner, One Person's Junk, Another Person's Treasures: Dissolving a Small Law Book Collection, Virginia Lawyer, April 2009.