The Fogler Rubinoff library recently faced the daunting task of disposing of 200 boxes of books which had formerly occupied shelves in our library but were now, with a prior library downsizing, a recent move, and the availability of all of the material online, in a storage facility in the basement of the TD Centre. After many phone calls and listserv postings, we discovered that print report series have no value and that it is difficult and time consuming to find a home for them. Neither University of Toronto nor York University had any interest in the series. We had a few law firms respond to our listserv postings but by and large it became evident that we would have to find a different kind of home for the books.
We discovered two entities which were willing to take our books. The Canadian Book Exchange in Ottawa was prepared to accept as many boxes as we were willing to ship them at our expense. The Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada was prepared to accept a select grouping of the books and would provide us with a tax receipt for the cost of the shipment. Ultimately we chose the latter organization and the books were shipped to the United Nations Court in Sierra Leone.