Seed Lending Library

Hands holding seed packets in front of a re-purposed library card catalog
The Menlo Park Seed Lending Library provides access to heritage seeds, gardening workshops, education and resources to encourage residents to grow food and foster community resilience, self-reliance, and a culture of sharing.

Located at the Main Library and Belle Haven Branch Library, the Seed Lending Library operates as a community seed exchange in which borrowers can “check out” a wide variety of vegetable and flower seeds to plant in their gardens for home use.

The Menlo Park Seed Lending Library is a project of the City of Menlo Park with support from Menlo Park Library Foundation.

For more information and to request seeds for your garden, please use the Seeds By Mail request form.

Wednesday Evening Gardening Programs

Join us on Zoom on the first Wednesday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. for our monthly gardening talks, featuring a different topic each month. Register for the upcoming programs at the library's adult event page