The Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust (EAST) supports two membership types:

  • the majority of EAST members are Retention Partners who contribute financial support to EAST, participate in collection analysis and commit to retain agreed upon titles in the local collections and make these titles available to other EAST members
  • a few EAST members are Supporting Partners who contribute financial support to EAST and participate in governance and other programmatic activities.

EAST currently has 60 members in 11 states from Maine to Florida.

In the map below, red pins indicate Cohort 1 institutions, while the green pins indicate Cohort 2 institutions.

Retention Partners

The following libraries are currently EAST Retention Partners.  Most of these libraries joined EAST as part of Cohort 1, and have participated in the collection analysis undertaken in late 2015/early 2016 as well as the validation sample studies, and are committed to retain more than 6 million titles in support of the goals of EAST. Cohort 2 libraries joined EAST in April 2017 and will be undergoing their own collection analysis and validation sample study, with the goal of retaining additional titles: 

  • Adelphi University, NY
  • Amherst College, MA
  • Bard College, NY
  • Boston College, MA
  • Boston University, MA
  • Brandeis University, MA
  • Bridgewater State University, MA
  • Bryn Mawr College, PA
  • Bucknell University, PA
  • Colby College, ME
  • Connecticut College, CT
  • Davidson College, NC
  • DeSales University, PA
  • Elms College, MA
  • Fairfield University, CT
  • Five Colleges, Incorporated, MA
  • Florida State University, FL
  • Furman University, SC
  • Gettysburg College, PA
  • Hamilton College, NY
  • Hampshire College, MA
  • Hofstra University, NY
  • Lafayette College, PA
  • Loyola/Notre Dame Library, MD
  • MBL/WHOI, MA (as a serials Retention Partner only)
  • Middlebury College, VT
  • Mount Holyoke College, MA
  • New York University, NY
  • Phillips Exeter Academy, NH
  • Saint Anselm College, NH
  • Siena College, NY
  • Skidmore College, NY
  • Smith College, MA
  • Swarthmore College, PA
  • Syracuse University, NY
  • Trinity College, CT
  • Tufts University, MA
  • University of Connecticut, CT
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA
  • University of Massachusetts Boston, MA
  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, MA
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell, MA
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School, MA (as a Serials Retention Partner only)
  • University of New Hampshire, NH
  • University of Pittsburgh, PA
  • University of Rochester, NY
  • University of the South, TN
  • Union College, NY
  • Vassar College, NY
  • Wellesley College, MA
  • Wesleyan University, CT
  • Williams College, MA
  • Yeshiva University, NY

Supporting Partners

Supporting Partners provide financial support for the mission and goals of EAST and participate in governance and other programmatic activities.  Currently they are:

  • Hobart & William Smith Colleges, NY
  • Medaille College, NY
  • Northeastern University, MA
  • Sage Colleges, NY
  • Villanova University, PA
  • Westfield State University, MA
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA

Voting Members

Each EAST library appoints a Voting Member who has responsibility for voting on issues brought to the full membership from the Project Team or the Executive Committee.  The Voting Members are also responsible for electing the EAST Executive Committee and standing Operations Committee.  

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

See also a Directory of EAST members with their OCLC and Docline symbols.