ABQ-BERNCO Seed Library

Covid19 Seeds

How the Seed Library Works

You can now request seeds by emailing the South Broadway Library at:



When requesting seeds, we need your full name, library card number, and preferred pick up location. The pick up locations are: East Mountain, Juan Tabo, Rudolfo Anaya/North Valley, San Pedro, South Broadway, South Valley, Taylor Ranch or Westgate. 

You will be contacted when your seeds are ready for pick up. Please do not phone the library with your seed request order.  

A new updated Seed Catalog listing an inventory of in-stock seed varieties is available on this page : https://abqlibrary.org/seeds/How (Click the "Monthly Seed Catalog" on the right side of the page).  

As a reminder: a total of 30 seed packets, one packet per variety, can be checked out each year (Jan through Dec) to each adult or child library card in good standing.

If you choose to visit the South Broadway Library, in person, seeds are now located behind the Circulation desk and will no longer be browsable. Staff will be happy to fill your order at the time of your visit.


Seed Packet Symbols

Seed Packet Labels

Vegetable seeds are shelved by common name (i.e. tomatoes are under “T”, etc), Flower seeds are under “F” and Herbs are under “H”.  The label on each seed packet indicates how easy it is to save seeds, how much water is needed for growing, as well as other helpful tips like sowing instructions, germination temperatures, and any special seed preparation instructions.

Example label:

Indicates easy-to-save seed varieties. 

For intermediate seed savers.

For experienced seed savers. 

The drops of water on the packet indicate how much water is required to grow the plant.  There will be 1-3 drops. More drops means more water is required.

Ss    Indicates the source where the seed was purchased (e.g. BC means Baker Creek).

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Please let the library know where you would like to pick up your seeds. Seeds can be picked up at the following locations: East Mountain, Juan Tabo, Rudolfo Anaya/North Valley, San Pedro, South Broadway, South Valley, Taylor Ranch or Westgate.

How it works

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