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Seed Library At Washtenaw Community College

The Seed Library has germinated as part of the Food and Agriculture subgroup of the Washtenaw Community College Sustainability Council.

Welcome to the Washtenaw Community College Seed Library

sunflower field with tall trees in background blue sky

WCC Seed Library

Good news. The Seed Library is currently sorting seeds for your 2024 growing season. Click the tab Available Seeds to Borrow for information.

Location. The Seed Library is located within the WCC Bailey Library (1st floor Gunder Myran Building). Hours: Open during library hours. The Seed Library is open to all; no ID or library card is needed.

Garden Pictures. Please send us your garden photos during your growing and harvest season. Send photos to Sandy at

Funded by WCC Sustainability Council, established in 2015

“By accepting seeds from Washtenaw Community College, I am agreeing to waive, on my own behalf and on behalf of any of my family members, any and all claims of liability against WCC, its trustees and employees, for any injury or any form of loss which may result from the use of the seeds.”

Seed Library Information

Mission Statement:

To create a seed library within the Bailey Library where students, staff, and community members can get seeds for free to start their own garden, learn about seed sowing, protect open -pollinated and unique varieties and support the fight against climate change. This will be a place to educate the WCC community about gardening and saving their seeds for future crops.

Birdsong, Spring 2017

Seed Library


Members of the Food and Agriculture Subgroup:

Sandy McCarthy
Maureen Perault
Monica Milla

Want to join the group?  

Sandy McCarthy, Faculty Librarian, WCC or 734-677-5293

Maureen Perault, Faculty Librarian, WCC or 734-973-3407

How it works: Borrow, Grow, Return!

BORROW: Check out a seed packet from the Seed Library. Borrow only as much as you can grow. No ID needed and no due date.

GROW: Plant your seed in your garden or pots and watch them grow. Go to "Where To Start" tab for information on how to grow your seeds.

RETURN: Not required, but you can harvest your seeds from your vegetables and fruits at the end of the growing season.  Return seeds to the Seed Library in the original envelop with label or fill in a label with information and add to a new envelop. Do complete the donation form so that we know who is return seeds to the library. 

WCC Seed Library Brochure

Get Involved: Student Group

Interested in Helping Out? 

We are looking for students to help with organizing and planning workshops, seed sorting and repacking and much more!

We are looking for highly enthusiastic students willing to work with the Seed Library to form a student group. 

Interested?  Contact Sandy McCarthy at  or GM 126   (734-677-5293).

WCC Sustainability Council

The WCC Seed Library is funded by the WCC Sustainability Council.