The Eastern Academic Scholars’ Trust (EAST) offers membership to both individual libraries and institutions as well as to library consortia who may join EAST either as Retention or Supporting Partners.

  • Individual Retention Partners and Consortia Retention Partners contribute financial support to EAST, participate in collection analysis work, and commit to retain agreed upon titles in their local collections and make these titles available to other EAST members through the EAST Lending Network.
  • Individual Supporting Partners and Consortia Supporting Partners contribute financial support to EAST but do not participate in collection analysis work or make retention commitments. They participate in the EAST Lending Network.

All member libraries have opportunities to participate in EAST governance though their individual or representative Voting Members as well as contribute to operational policies and procedures of EAST through Operational Contacts.  

As of January, 2024, EAST has over 170 members in 15 states from Maine to Florida. Libraries interested in joining EAST can review our Criteria for Joining EAST and contact EAST at

Membership in EAST has a number of benefits, please see the Value of EAST document

The map below shows the geographic distribution of EAST members.

Retention Partners

The following institutions are EAST Retention Partners, who have committed to retaining monographs, serials and journals titles, or both. An asterisk next to the institution denotes monographs and journal retention status. Those who have joined as individual libraries are listed first followed by the Consortia Retention Partners.

OCLC and DocLine symbols can be found on the Access and Resource Sharing page.  

Individual Retention Partners

  • Adelphi University
  • Amherst College *
  • Bard College *
  • Boston College *
  • Boston University *
  • Bowdoin College
  • Bowie State University
  • Brandeis University *
  • Bridgewater State University
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Bucknell University
  • Colby College
  • Connecticut College *
  • Davidson College
  • DeSales University *
  • Elms College *
  • Fairfield University *
  • Five Colleges, Incorporated *
  • Furman University
  • Gettysburg College
  • Hamilton College *
  • Hampshire College
  • Hofstra University *
  • Lafayette College *
  • Lehigh University
  • MBLWHOI, MA * (serials only)
  • Middlebury College
  • Mount Holyoke College *
  • New York University *
  • Phillips Exeter Academy
  • Saint Anselm College
  • Siena College *
  • Skidmore College
  • Smith College *
  • State Library of Massachusetts
  • Swarthmore College *
  • Syracuse University *
  • Temple University
  • Trinity College *
  • Tufts University *
  • Union College *
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst *
  • University of Massachusetts Boston
  • University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School * (serials only)
  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of Pittsburgh *
  • University of Rhode Island
  • University of Rochester *
  • University of the South *
  • US Coast Guard Academy *
  • Vassar College *
  • Villanova University
  • Wellesley College
  • Wesleyan University
  • Williams College *
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Yeshiva University

Consortia Retention Partners 

  • Anderson University
  • Charleston Southern University
  • Christopher Newport University
  • The Citadel
  • Clemson University
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • College of Charleston
  • College of William & Mary
  • Converse universty
  • Coppin State University
  • Elizabeth City State University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • FLARE (Florida Shared Print Storage)
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Florida International University
  • Florida State University
  • Francis Marion University
  • Frostburg State University
  • George Mason University
  • James Madison University
  • Lander University
  • Loyola Notre Dame Library *
  • Morgan State University
  • North Carolina Agricultural &Technical State University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • Old Dominion University
  • Radford University
  • Salisbury University
  • South Carolina State University
  • Spartanburg Methodist College
  • St. Mary’s College of Maryland
  • Towson University
  • University of Baltimore
  • University of Florida
  • University of Mary Washington
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • University of North Carolina – School of the Arts
  • University of North Carolina – Asheville
  • University of North Carolina – Charlotte
  • University of North Carolina – Pembroke
  • University of North Carolina – Wilmington
  • University of North Florida
  • University of South Carolina – Beaufort
  • University of South Carolina – Columbia
  • University of South Carolina – Upstate
  • University of Virginia
  • University of West Florida
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Tech
  • Virginia Union University
  • Washington and Lee University
  • Western Carolina University
  • Winston-Salem State University
  • Winthrop University
  • Wofford College

* Asterisk denotes partner also retains serials.

Supporting Partners

Supporting Partners provide financial support for the mission and goals of EAST and participate in governance and other programmatic activities. The individual library Supporting Partners are listed first followed by the Consortia Supporting Partners.

Individual Supporting Partners 

  • Appalachian State University
  • Hobart & William Smith Colleges
  • Northeastern University

Consortia Supporting Partner

  • Aiken Technicla College
  • Benedict College
  • Blue Ridge Community College
  • Bob Jones University
  • Bridgewater College
  • Brightpoint Community College
  • Central Virginia Community College
  • Clafin University
  • Coker University
  • Columbia College
  • Danville Community College
  • Eastern Shore Community College
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College
  • Germanna Community College
  • Greenville Technical College
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College
  • J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
  • Laurel Ridge Community College
  • Longwood University
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Mountain Empire Community College
  • Mountain Gateway Community College
  • Newberry College
  • New River Community College
  • Norfolk State University
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • Patrick & Henry Community College
  • Paul D. Camp Community College
  • Piedmont Technical College
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College
  • Presbyterian College
  • Rappahannock Community College
  • Roanoke College
  • Southern Wesleyan University
  • Southside Virginia Community College
  • Southwest Virginia Community College
  • Spartanburg Community College
  • Technical College of the Lowcountry
  • Tidewater Community College
  • Tri-County Technical College
  • Trident Technical College
  • University of Maryland Global Campus
  • University of South Carolina – Aiken
  • University of South Carolina – Lancaster
  • University of South Carolina – Sumter
  • University of Virginia’s College at Wise
  • Virginia Highlands Community College
  • Virginia Military InstituteVirginia Peninsula Community College
  • Virginia State University
  • Virginia Western Community College
  • Williamsburg Technical College
  • Wytheville Community College

Voting Members

EAST libraries, either individually or through group representation, appoint a Voting Member who has responsibility for voting on issues brought to the full membership from the Project Team or the EAST Board of Directors. The Voting Members are also responsible for nominations to the EAST Board of Directors and non-executive Operations Committee.

For more information regarding the governance and operational structure of EAST, please see the Governance page.

Land and Labor Acknowledgement

The EAST Land and Labor Acknowledgement

EAST wishes to acknowledge that our member libraries occupy ancestral land from many of the First American Nations including those on this list.

We also acknowledge the hundreds of thousands of enslaved people from Africa and the Americas who preceded us and whose labor was taken to build and sustain many of the academic and research institutions which are members of EAST.

This acknowledgement commits us to work to dismantle these systems of oppression and to work for peace and reconciliation as caretakers of the lands we occupy.