Seed Library

Green plant sprouts growing out of soil

What is the Seed Library?

The Seed Library is home to a collection of seeds that you can take home and grow in your garden. This is a free service available to UA students, faculty, staff, and the Tucson community thanks to a collaboration between the University of Arizona Libraries and the Students for Sustainability Garden Committee.

How does it work?

The Seed Library is located in the Main Library just outside of CATalyst Studios.

How do I check the seeds out?

You don’t need to “check out” the seeds like you would check out a library book. Take what you need, fill out the form, plant your garden, and come back for more.

Do I need to return or donate seeds?

Our Seed Library is a lending library, so we don’t accept seed returns or donations.

If you’re interested in donating seeds, the Pima County Public Library accepts seed donations from “open-pollinated, heirloom, and/or locally-saved seeds.”

What gardening resources do you have?

See our information resources about gardening in the Southwest. You can also learn about other resources from the Students for Sustainability Garden Committee, which manages the UA Community Garden.

What kind of seeds do you have?

The seeds in our collection are easy to grow and great for beginners. The variety of seeds are typically seasonal and replenished regularly throughout the semester.

Some plants you can grow from seeds in our collection include tomato, beans, and carrots.