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Seed Library

Grow with us! Borrow, grow, and share seeds with your community.

What is a Seed Library?

A seed library is a collection of seeds you can borrow to plant and grow. When they seed, you can return them to the library! This ensures that seeds will be available to all the community.

Where is the Seed Library located?

Behind the First Floor Reference Desk at the Provo City Library

Please call 801-852-6661 with questions.

How to use the Seed Library

Select the seeds you'd like from our seed library.  It's that simple! 

No library card is required, but we do ask that you limit your withdrawals to three seed packets per family.

If you have made or plan to make "withdrawals" from our Seed Library, please consider donating in order to help this service continue for others in our community.

Donating to the Seed Library

We rely on seed donations to keep the Seed Library going!  When you harvest seeds, you can bring them to the library in an envelope or bag, and place it in the donation bin.  Please include the name of the seed and the year harvested on your bag or envelope.  Seed envelopes are available if needed.

Monetary donations can also be made to help the Seed Library's growth and development.  More information and a link to donate can be found on our Donating to the Library page. If you would like your donated funds to go directly to help the Seed Library, please make a note of it when donating, or Contact Us to let us know.

What Seeds are Available?

Because the Seed Library is 100% reliant on donations, we have whatever has been donated recently. When monetary donations are made for the Seed Library, we will purchase seeds for a variety of vegetables, herbs, and flowers, or as requested by the donor.

Why is seed saving important?

Seed saving creates more local gardeners who will save money and cultivate self-reliance, not to mention creating a culture of community and sharing.  Other reasons include:

  • Seed Libraries function as vehicles for seed and food sovereignty
  • Seed libraries promote gardening and access to healthy foods
  • Seed libraries connect their communities to their agrarian roots
  • Everyone can contribute harvested seed to the seed library and be an equal player in promoting community food security

The Provo City Library Seed Library is committed to increasing the capacity of our community to feed itself wholesome food by means of education that fosters community resilience, self-reliance, and a culture of sharing.

Seed Saving and Gardening Resources

We have resources to help you get started with seed saving and gardening.

Other Resources:


The Provo Library Seed Library is supported in part by True Leaf Market, your non-gmo seed source since 1974. You can visit their website here.