MVPL Seed Library
The Mountain View Public Library maintains an ever-changing collection of seeds for you to grow at home. The seeds are free and available to anyone. The seed library is built on seed donations from the community. You don’t need to donate seeds to take seeds home.
WHAT WE HAVE
Seeds range from fruits and vegetables to ornamental flowers and more. Our inventory is always changing; see the current list that is kept with the seeds. Some seeds have been store-bought; others come from plants grown by neighborhood gardeners. All seeds have been donated, and are caveat cultor.
HOW TO USE THE SEED LIBRARY
Visit the seed library on the 2nd floor of the library. Browse our current list of seeds. Find the packet(s) on the labeled shelves. Complete the sign-out sheet to let us know what you’ve chosen. Take the seeds home and let them grow!
HOW TO DONATE SEEDS
We accept all types of seeds, including hybrids. We appreciate seeds that are open-pollinated or heirloom. Please bring seeds that are dry and free of chaff. Drop them off at the 2nd floor information desk, and fill out an information card if these are saved seeds (i.e., not from a store-bought packet.) We will re-pack, label, and catalog the seeds.
HOW TO LEARN MORE
See the seed library’s resource binder for help with growing and saving seeds; recommended gardening books; upcoming workshops; and local gardening groups.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Our seed library grows with the help of our volunteers who sort, re-pack, label, catalog, and display our seeds; and assist with our gardening workshops.
Contact Candace Bowers
Frequently Asked Questions
Seed growing and seed saving resources