Joining EAST

In support of its mission to protect print scholarly books and journals, EAST continues to grow its membership. Libraries interested in joining EAST should review the criteria for joining approved by the EAST Board of Directors, and contact EAST Project Director Susan Stearns ( for additional information.

EAST is particularly interested in working with libraries with rare and specialized collections, those under-represented in shared print programs, and library consortia or other groups who may be interested in undertaking shared print, but may not have local resources to support the work.

Libraries interested in joining EAST may wish to consult “The Value of EAST” document focused on the value EAST provides to its member libraries. See also a quick infographic on “What is Shared Print.”

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“EAST offers essential assurances to our faculty that we are invested in the print record and ensuring its accessibility to current and future scholars.”

Anna Gold – University Librarian at Worcester Polytechnic Institute