Seed Library


The OPPL Seed Library is located in the Lobby near the Lucky Day and Patron Holds shelves.

At the Orland Park Public Library’s ‘Seed Library’, the process is as easy as planting a seed. Simply swing by and peruse our collection of seeds, each carefully categorized and labeled for your convenience.

Choose the ones that speak to you and your gardening goals, whether it’s vibrant veggies, fragrant herbs, or colorful blooms. There’s no need to worry about due dates or fines here; it’s all about nurturing growth at your own pace.

Once you’ve selected your seeds, feel free to check out any relevant books on seed starting or gardening techniques from our library (the Nonfiction 635 section) to enhance your growing experience. We’re here to support you every step of the way, from seed to harvest. Happy planting!

  • In the collection you will find these types of seeds:
    Native Plants
  • No checking out
  • No due dates
  • No fees!
  • Seeds are available to all patrons of the Orland Park Public Library

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a fee?

No. All seeds are free for the taking.

Do I need to check the seeds out? Or do I need a library card to take the seeds?

No. The Seed Library Collection does not require checking anything out, nor do you need a library card.

How many seeds can I take?

We invite you to take the seeds you know you will use. There are other patrons excited about the seeds and we want to make sure they get a chance to see our selection as well.

What seeds should I choose?

Are you looking for flowers you can cut and decorate with in your home or to create a gift for a friend? Choose any of our ornamental flower seeds.

Looking to create your own Pizza Garden or Ready-to-Eat Salads? Take a look at our vegetable and fruit seeds!

Wanting to help pollinators in our area? Our native plant seeds are the perfect solution.

We also have seeds for shade, full sun, wet soil, and draught tolerant plants!

Where can I find more information about gardening?

We have a large selection of gardening books in our collection. Many of our books are located in the Nonfiction 635 Section. There you can find books on the following topics:

  • Vegetable gardening
  • Cut flower and ornamentals
  • Landscaping
  • Permaculture
  • Container gardening
  • Gardening for pollinators
  • Rain gardens
  • Eco-friendly lawns
  • Gardening for birds and wildlife
  • Heirloom plants
  • Composting
  • Herb Gardening
  • Organic Gardening
  • Hydroponics and Aquaponics
  • Native Plants
  • Urban Gardening
  • Fruit Trees and Orchards
  • Medicinal Plants
  • Garden Design
  • Indoor Plants
How long will the Seed Library be available?
The Seed Library will be available between February and October every year.