Deaccessioning, or weeding, is a vital process that allows librarians to replace outdated, inaccurate, unpopular and/or physically damaged books with newer, more pertinent materials. The Deaccession Library highlights the obscure, trivial and misleading so as to better understand the relevant, the beautiful and the true.

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With Drawn I
collection of discarded library books from 25 states, wood, steel
36 x 96 in.


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With Drawn II
discarded modified card catalog of 5,000 books withdrawn from libraries in 25 states
Dimensions variable.



With Drawn III
sliced discarded library desk tops as benches
Dimensions variable.



With Drawn III (Detail)
wood, steel, collection of discarded library books curated by Lumi Tan
36 x 16 in.