Mansfield Public Library offers a wide variety of open-pollinated and heirloom seeds in its seed library. Our collection includes non-genetically modified (non-GMO) fruit, vegetable, herb, and flower seeds available to the community free of charge. Our inventory changes throughout the year based on donations, availability, and popularity, so check back often! See a list of seeds you can borrow.
The seed library is located near the front of the library and next to the printers in a repurposed card catalog. Simply choose which seeds you would like to "check-out" from the collection and record them on the check-out binder (the check-out binder allows us to know which items to fill next). Please limit to two packets per day per patron to allow all visitors a chance to use the seed library. A library card is not required to borrow from the seed library.
Absolutely! Donations are welcome. In order to become sustainable, donations from your garden are encouraged. Please complete the donation form located by the seed library or print the form here in order for the library to know the most about the seed. Always choose the healthiest and disease free crops for donations. Donated seeds will be added to the collection at the library staff’s discretion.