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Seed Libraries

Grow your garden with free seeds from the Seed Libraries at select New Orleans Public Library locations. Seed Libraries are located at:

  • Alvar Library
  • Cita Dennis Hubbell Library
  • Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center
  • Mid-City Library
  • Milton H. Latter Memorial Library

Seed Libraries have seeds for fruits, vegetables, and herbs that grow in New Orleans. Availability may vary. Please visit a location with a Seed Library for current information on seed offerings.

Borrowing Rules

  • Seeds are only available at select locations with Seed Libraries during the Library’s regular hours of operation.
  • Seeds are free for New Orleans Public Library cardholders in good standing.
  • Library cardholders can borrow 3 packets per day.
  • Seeds are available first-come, first-served and cannot be placed on hold.
  • Seeds do not need to be returned.
  • The Library cannot accept returns or donations of seeds saved from plants grown by neighborhood gardeners. Small donations of packaged store-bought seeds may be accepted.