Seed Library

Seed Library

Borrow. Grow. Share.

Located on the library's lower level in the Chandler Wing, the Seed Library offers a collection of vegetable, flower, herb, and fruit seeds that are free for everyone. 

Our Mission

The Seed Library is a community project that addresses food insecurity, supports our agricultural heritage, and provides a collection of seeds that reflect Nashua’s cultural diversity.

How it Works

  1. seed library drawer open with visible seed packetVisit the seed library, located in the Chandler Wing.
  2. Browse our collection of seeds in the library and take what you need. There is no limit.
  3. Grow your seeds.
  4. Collect seeds from your best-growing plants and return them to the seed library to share with the community for the next season!

“This is such an amazing resource for a beginner gardener with a small budget! I can try things now that I wouldn’t have otherwise. Love the pre-packed envelopes! Thank you!"

- Danielle

“Dear Library, 

Thank you very much for seed library initiative. This will help our new generation to plant and grow."


“This is amazing! Thank you so much. I will plant as much as I can and harvest the seeds and bring them to you all for next year.” 


Seed Donations

All of the seeds in our collection are donated by individuals or organizations.

We accept the following donations:

  • Commercial seed packages, unopened or leftover. We prefer open-pollinated or heirloom varieties. Hybrids are okay but please label them since those seeds should not be saved. Please do not donate chemically treated seeds.
  • Seeds you’ve harvested yourself that are clean and dry.
  • Seeds for vegetables, fruits, or herbs.

Donate seeds anytime we’re open, all year long, at the Chandler Desk. Seeds should be dropped off in a sealed container such as a Ziploc bag or jar. Please include the following information when donating seeds:

  • Seed name/variety
  • Seed company/information on where the seed came from. If your seed has a unique story or history, include that too!
  • Year the seed was saved/packing date (usually on the seed packet)
  • Your name, phone, or email

The Nashua Public Library would like to thank Moose Mountain Seed Savers, the University of New Hampshire Extension Master Gardeners, our Seed Library volunteers, and the Friends of the Nashua Public Library for their support in building this program.