The former Ohio County law library is nearly empty after a two-year process of finding new homes for thousands of old books.
The materials, once owned by the West Virginia Supreme Court, either have been given away or sold at a state surplus auction for $1 per pallet.
The state Supreme Court decided to do away with most of the law libraries across West Virginia because no one was using them. Access to the same information is available online.
Steven Canterbury, administrative director for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, previously estimated the total cost to run the regional libraries at about $110,000 a year. The other libraries were located in Parkersburg, Beckley, Clarksburg and Martinsburg. The Huntington library was closed after the initial study.
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