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Using the Seed Library
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The Seed Library is a collection of open-pollinated and heirloom seeds that you can borrow from to plant and grow at home. Our seed collection depends on donations and seasonality. You'll see different seeds available at different times, so check in frequently to see what's available.
Nine libraries have seed collections you can browse: List of locations. For all other Pima County Public Library locations, you can place holds from the catalog and have the seeds sent to you at the library of your choice.
Download our brochures How to Borrow Seeds from the Library and How to Share Seeds | Prestadas Lleve Semillas y Comparta Semillas.
You can browse seeds in person at any one of our seed library locations below.
You can also search our online catalogopens a new window and place seeds on reserve for pick-up at your local branch library. When using the online catalog, type “seed library” or the plant’s common name into the keyword search box to get a listing of all available seeds. You can add the planting month to your search, too! See more on that hereopens a new window.
Using your Seed Library couldn't be easier! Download the printable brochures below to have on hand.
Download the brochure Borrow Seeds from the Pima County Public Library to learn about:
- What's the Seed Library and why save seeds?
- All about choosing and borrowing seeds.
- How to save and share seeds from your garden!
- List of the PCPL Seed Libraries and other resources.
En español: Prestadas lleve semillas.
Download the brochure Share Seeds from the Pima County Public Library to learn about:
- Saving and sharing seeds
- Choosing seeds: Easy or Advanced
- Three ways to save seeds
- A gardening glossary and a list of the PCPL Seed Libraries
En español: Comparta semillas.
Oct 21, 4:00pm
Oct 22, 4:00pm
Oct 23, 3:30pm
Oct 24, 2:00pm