Calling all bibliophiles

The Betty and Edgar Sweren Student Book Collecting Contest recognizes the love of books and the delight in shaping a thoughtful and focused book collection. All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a degree program at Johns Hopkins are eligible to enter.

The annual competition is sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries and was endowed in 2007 by Betty and Edgar Sweren, longtime supporters of the Sheridan Libraries.

The competition includes separate undergraduate and graduate divisions, with winners in each division awarded:

  • $1,000 First Place
  • $500 Second Place
  • $250 Honorable Mention

The deadline to enter is Friday, Feb. 20.

Visit <> for entry details and requirements.