Welcome to the Seed Library!

The Brentwood seed library is a free resource for the Brentwood community. The seeds you borrow are lent to you at no cost. We offer a selection of flower, herb, and vegetable seeds.


View our 2023 Growing Guide below:

Vea nuestra 2023 Guía de cultivo para en español:


Frequently Asked Questions

When are the seeds available? 

The seed library is open whenever the library is open. We keep our seed selection stocked year-round and make new seeds available every spring. 

What kinds of seeds do you have? 

We have a variety of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds. Many of them are also organic, open-pollinated, and/or heirloom seeds. Visit the adult reference desk for our full seed list. 

Do I have to return seeds at the end of the season? 

No, you are not expected to return any seeds to the library. 

I’m new to gardening. Can I still use the seed library? 

Yes! Gardeners of all levels are welcome. We have plenty of seeds that are easy to grow for beginners, as well as gardening information from the Cornell Cooperative Extension. 

Local Farms & Organizations 

Other Resources

Cornell Cooperative Growing Guides
Growing information for flowers and vegetables.

Seed Saving Topic Guide
Guide from Suffolk County Libraries on how to save seeds and related books and other resources.

Seed Savers Exchange
Nonprofit organization of gardeners and farmers who offer a wide variety of heirloom seeds to purchase.

seed table

Recommended Books

Herb Gardening for Beginners: a simple guide to growing & using culinary and medicinal herbs at home by Marc Thomas

Mastering the Art of Flower Gardening: a gardener's guide to growing flowers, from today's favorites to unusual varieties by Matt Mattus

Gardening for Geeks: all the science you need for successful organic gardening by Christy Wilhelmi

Gardening Your Front Yard: projects and ideas for big and small spaces by Tara Nolan

Pests & Diseases: essential know-how and expert advice for gardening success by Jo Whittingham

Living Plantfully: your guide to growing, cooking and living a healthy, happy & sustainable plant-based life by Lindsey Harrad

Small Space Vegetable Gardens by Andrea Bellamy

Month by Month Gardening: NY and NJ by Kate Copsey

Grow Cook Eat by Willi Galloway

The Manual of Seed Saving by Andrea Heistinger

Growing Herbs and Vegetables by Terry Silber

Grow More with Less by Vincent Simeone