Seed Library

The Los Gatos Library Seed Share is a free program dedicated to biodiversity, education, sustainability, and sharing of resources. The seed library allows our patrons to take some seeds (of various kinds), plant them in their own gardens, let some go to seed, then return some of the next-generation seeds for others to borrow. If you are unable to save your own seed, please donate a packet or two of fresh, commercially grown, open-pollinated, non-GMO (nonhybrid) seed to keep our library stocked.

Thank you to the Friends of the Los Gatos Library for funding the Seed Share. A special thanks to Trish Goldfarb and the Library Board for proposing, approving, and initiating efforts to start our Seed Library.

  1. Borrow Seeds
  2. Check Out Seeds
  3. Returning Seeds
  4. Seed Saving Guide
  5. Books And Resources

How To Borrow Seeds:

Seeds can be acquired by visiting the Library during business hours.

  • Browse the seed variety in the lobby, seeds vary by season and we cannot guarantee that we will have seeds available at this time.
  • Remove one (1) bag per variety. Please remember that this is a community seed library and we ask that you do not take more than what you need.
  • Click the checkout tab to check out your seed.