2023 Virtual Seed Exchange

Seed Exchange Packets

Our 2023 Seed Exchange is Open!   

The WCPL Seed Exchange is now open! Library members can "check out" packets of seeds at the Main Library in Franklin. It's a fun way to try new seeds . . . and it's FREE! Just pick out your seeds, plant them, harvest seeds in the fall, and then bring a few back to the Library for the next growing season so we can keep our Seed Exchange going!

Our Seed Exchange can’t have too many seeds! Please click the Seed Donation Guidelines on the left side of this page.


  • Click here for a list of available seeds. If you don’t see seeds you’re looking for, check back later. We’re currently processing a nice variety of donated vegetable, flower and herb seeds.
  • Once you’re chosen your seeds, fill out our online seed request form
  • Include the complete name of each seed or we will not be able to fill the request. For example, request “Big Boy Tomato” and not just “Tomato.”
  • Click “Submit.”
  • Allow at least 2 to 4 days for us to get your order together. We will call or email you when your seeds are ready to be picked up.
  • Seed pickup hours: 

Reference Desk on the 2nd floor

  • Monday to Thursday 9:00 to 7:30
  •  Friday and Saturday 9:00 to 5:00
  • Sunday 1:00 to 5:00. 

Holds2Go Curbside:  

  • Monday to Saturday 9:00 to 10:30
  • Please try to pick up  your seeds within 5 days of being notified your order is ready.
  • We cannot mail seeds.


  • A library card in good standing will be required to borrow seeds. Apply for a library card.
  • Patrons must be at least 18 years of age to check out seeds.
  • Each patron can take up to 10 packets of seeds, limited to 1 packet of each type of seed, per year.
  • The seed list will be updated weekly.
  • Patrons who borrow seeds are encouraged but not required to bring back seeds the following season.
  • The Library makes no guarantees about the success of any of the seeds in our collection.
  • The seeds are for planting only. Do not eat them.
  • The Library is not responsible for seed usage.


Each seed packet will include very basic information about the plant and planting instructions. For more details about each plant, patrons are encouraged to use some of the Library's great gardening resources. Reference staff will be happy to help you locate just the right gardening book or online resource.

Orange Peppers and Seeds
Purple and yellow flower