Seed Library

Seed Library

What is the Seed Library?

Looking to grow your own food and enhance your desert garden?

Chandler Public Library cardholders have access to a variety of seeds throughout the year through our Seed Library.

How it works:

  • You can choose up to three packets of seeds per month and per household.
  • You take your chosen seeds and your CPL card up to the front desk for check-out.
  • It’s FREE.
  • Seeds cannot be placed on hold.
  • Availability determined by supply & season.
  • No obligation to bring anything back.

You are welcome to donate saved seeds from your healthy harvests. If you choose to donate, we ask that you provide us with as much information about the seeds as possible. There will be envelopes available at the Seed Library for your seed donation.

We appreciate your time and efforts because it allows for more people in our community to benefit!

The Seed Library is located at our Sunset Branch

Hours & Information

Open today until 8:00pm

Monday 
9:00AM - 8:00PM

Tuesday 
9:00AM - 8:00PM

Wednesday 
9:00AM - 8:00PM

Thursday 
9:00AM - 5:00PM

Friday 
9:00AM - 5:00PM

Saturday 
9:00AM - 5:00PM

Sunday 
1:00PM - 5:00PM

4930 W Ray Road
Chandler, AZ 85226
Opened in 2000 through a partnership with a private developer. Located east of Rural Road on the North side of Ray Road.

Chandler Public Library has a large collection of books & resources to help you get started with both gardening and seed saving!

Gardening Carousel

More Gardening Resouces

Curious about what seeds to plant in the low desert and when? Take a look at this planting calendar provided by the Maricopa County Cooperative Extension. This is especially handy for planting and growing food in our unique climate.

Interested in saving seeds to donate? Check out these Seed Saving Instructions.

Find more growing tips for southwest gardens here.

Gardening & Sustainability Events

Have a plant question? Reach out to a Master Gardener or the Plant Hotline.

The Seed Library was established in Spring 2021 and was made possible through a grant from the American Library Association. Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change is a pilot program of the American Library Association.

Our Seed Library was also made possible by generous contributions from Native Seed Search, Seed Savers Exchange, Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, the Chandler Environmental Education Center, the Arizona Herb Association, and members of the community who have a passion for seeds!

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