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

  • 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 their 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 but do not participate in collection analysis or make retention commitments.

As of January, 2019 EAST has 60 members in 11 states from Maine to Florida. Libraries interested in joining EAST can review our Criteria for Joining EAST and contact Susan Stearns, EAST Project Director, at

Membership in EAST has a number of benefits, please review them here.

The map below shows the geographic distribution of EAST members.

Retention Partners

The following 53 libraries are EAST Retention Partners, who have committed to retaining monograph, serials and journals titles, or both. An asterisk next to the institution denotes monographs and serials retention status. OCLC and DocLine symbols can be found on the EAST OCLC and DocLine symbol page.

  • 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*
  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy, CT (as a Serials Retention Partner only)
  • Union College, NY*
  • 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*
  • Vassar College, NY*
  • Wellesley College, MA
  • Wesleyan University, CT
  • Williams College, MA*

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
  • 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.