Seed Library

Encouraging the tradition of seed saving, nurturing locally-adapted plant varieties, and fostering a community culture of sharing.

Borrowing Seeds

Stop by to check out vegetable, flower, and herb seeds from our seed library! There are no late fees, no due dates, and you don’t need to donate seeds in order to borrow seeds. Looking for specific seeds? Give us a call at 860-828-7126 and we’ll let you know if it’s here!

The best time of year to check out seeds is February, but the seed library is open year-round.

Browsing the catalog on mobile? You may need to click “see more” to see the full list of seed varieties.

Browse Seed Catalog


Donating Seeds

You do not need to donate seeds in order to borrow seeds—but donations are welcome!

Vegetable, flower and herb seeds are welcome, both store-bought and home-grown.

Please bring donated seeds to the front desk in a ziplock bag or paper envelope.

Complete a Seed Donation Form to give us some information about the seeds. Copies of this form are also available at the library!


Send us your pictures!

Have you used the Seed Library to grow something? Send us a photo, and we’ll add it to the website.


Reading Resources

Books on seeds — Berlin-Peck
Books on seeds — All libraries

If the catalog only shows Berlin-Peck books, click “Search All Libraries” at the top of the catalog page, then go back and click All Books again.

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