For more than 50 years, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) has brought together leaders from research and state libraries in the region to foster a high standard of library excellence through inter-institutional resource sharing and collaboration. Today, ASERL is the largest regional research library consortium in the United States, with more than three dozen members in ten states, including some of the oldest colleges and universities in the U.S., well-known land grant institutions, and leading-edge technology institutes. By working together, ASERL members provide and maintain top quality resources and services for the students, faculty, and citizens of their respective communities.

By sharing information and technology resources, expertise, and innovation, ASERL advances the educational and research success of students and faculty at member institutions. ASERL members believe our libraries and institutions are better able to fulfill our individual missions through collaborative programs. In an environment of mutual trust and respect, ASERL members develop innovative partnerships, exchange information about best practices and emerging issues, and improve services to the students, faculty, and communities they serve. ASERL members believe that there is strength in unity and that unity can accommodate institutional characteristics. Through our initiatives, momentum, and spirit, ASERL supports and advances librarianship as a critical part of a successful research enterprise.