Welcome to the Common Soil Seed Library

The Common Soil Seed Library is a space for sharing open-pollinated seeds and gaining awareness and information about gardening and seed saving.

Omaha Public Library cardholders of all ages and levels of agricultural expertise are invited to use the Common Soil Seed Library. Search for seeds in person at Benson Branch, Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch, Millard Branch and South Omaha Library, or in the online catalog at omahalibrary.org. Reserve seeds through the catalog and pick them up at your most convenient location when you're notified that they are ready. Click here to see a complete list of available seeds, or search for specific needs by name.

Different seeds will be available at different times due to seasonal changes times due to seasonal changes and donations, so it's worthwhile to check for new offerings at different times of the year.

Cardholders may check out up to 10 seed packets at a time. Seeds do not need to be returned, so there are no due dates and patrons do not accrue penalties or overdue fees for unreturned seeds.

The Common Soil Seed Library is supported through grant funds provided by the Special Donor-Advised Fund of the Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation.