By MICHAEL RUBINKAM
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) - University libraries are filled with books that no one reads. Students go online for material and rarely need to consult the stacks.
Libraries are responding by unloading millions of books - putting them in storage, contracting with resellers or simply recycling them. Bookshelves are making way for group study rooms and tutoring centers, "makerspaces" and coffee shops.
It's a radical shift. Until recently, a library's value was measured by the size and scope of its holdings.
Some scholars oppose the book purge.
At Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a state university 60 miles (96 kilometers) from Pittsburgh, faculty members are alarmed by plan to remove up to a third of the books from the shelves.
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