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WEST Members

WEST has 66 members and over 40 Archive Holders.

Full members

Arizona State University Libraries
Baylor University
Brigham Young University
California State University, Fullerton
California State University, Northridge
Claremont Colleges Library
Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Iowa State University Library
J. Paul Getty Trust
Kansas State University
Loyola Marymount University
Mount Saint Mary's University
New Mexico State University Library
Oklahoma State University Library
Oregon State University
Portland State University Library
Rice University
San Diego State University
San Francisco State University
San Jose State University
Santa Clara University
Seattle Pacific University
Stanford University Libraries
The Huntington Library
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Riverside
University of California, San Diego
University of California, San Francisco
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Colorado, Denver Health Sciences Library
University of Denver Penrose Library
University of Idaho Library
University of Kansas Libraries
University of La Verne
University of Missouri
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of Oklahoma Libraries
University of Oregon Libraries
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
University of Washington Libraries
University of Wyoming University Libraries
Utah State University
Washington State University
Washington University in St. Louis Libraries

Supporting members

Austin College (Sherman, TX)
California Baptist University
California Polytechnic State University
California State University, Bakersfield
California State University, Dominguez Hills
California State University, East Bay
City of Hope National Medical Center
Occidental College
Palo Alto University
Pepperdine University
Reed College
Samuel Merritt University
St. Mary's College of California
University of California, Merced
University of Redlands

Participation and Member Fees

WEST members participate as supporting or full members and as Archive Holders or Non-Archive Holders.

Archive Holder roles and responsibilities are described in:
Archive Holder Builder Roles and Responsibilities

All members benefit from access to the archives. All members support selection of titles, collections analysis, and active creation of print archives at six Archive Builders (high density storage facilities) throughout the region. All Members may also use the Journal Retention and Needs Listing tool (JRNL) to expose gaps in archives and make offers to fill gaps. Full members are additionally eligible to participate in the regional collections analysis and have the opportunity to serve as an Archive Holder. Participants in the collections analysis receive proposals for retention of deep backfiles and a custom collection comparison report.

WEST member fee tiers are based on total library budgets as reported to the NCES Academic Library Survey.

WEST Member Types and Fee Tiers

Becoming a Member

An institution can join WEST by contacting the WEST Program Manager. The WEST Executive Committee reviews requests to join.

Members sign a Member Agreement with the California Digital Library (CDL), the WEST Administrative Host. The Member Agreement incorporates the WEST Program Statement (MOU) and other terms. Institutions that also serve as Archive Holders, sign additional addenda.