Seed Library

Seed LibraryBorrowing seeds from Oregon Public Library is free and easy!

  1. Select seeds and check them out from the library.
  2. Grow your plants and enjoy the harvest.
  3. Collect and return some seeds if you are able. There is no penalty for not returning seeds.

By participating in the seed library you are helping to create a culture of sharing and community. Saving seeds leads to a sustainable future for your community and your garden.

Available Seeds

Here are the seeds that are available in our Seed Library. 

  • Sweet Genovese Basil
  • Provider Bush Beans
  • Slobolt Cilantro
  • Heirloom Chives
  • Heirloom Dill 
  • Rosita Eggplant
  • Lacinato Kale
  • Lettuce Arrowhead Bronze
  • Slobolt Lettuce
  • Bonanza Mix-Up Marigold
  • Dwarf Gray Pea
  • Early Jalapeno Pepper
  • King of the North Pepper
  • Bloomsdale Spinach
  • Amish Paste Tomato
  • Wisconsin 55 Tomato

Planting & Seed Collection

We have a binder with information on all of our seeds. Each seed variety has a half page you can take with you so you know how to grow and harvest that plant.

Planting & Seed Collection Binder

Additionally, you can download our Planting & Seed Collection Binder (PDF)

Packet of cilantro seedsReturn Seeds

Save the envelope that your seeds came in. When you have collected seeds, put the seeds in the envelope and return them to the library.

If you lost the envelope, please return the seeds as if they are a donation.

Donate Seeds

We will gladly accept seed donations!

Use the Seed Donation Form (PDF) and return the seeds to the library.

Seeds must be:

  • open pollinated variety
  • for a non-invasive plant

More Information

For even more information, contact Kara Ripley at kripley@oregonlibrary.org