There are two seed library locations: Irwin Library and Science Library.
Both seed libraries are located next to the Information Commons desks.
Using the seed library is simple! Just walk up and take a seed packet. There's no need to return or replace the seeds. And if you notice we're out of stock, email the seed library manager listed on the right, or simply alert someone at the Information Commons desk.
For most plants, all you'll need is:
You can find out more about each plant and how to take care of it in our "About the Seeds" tab at the top of this page!
The seed library was made possible through collective efforts and funds from:
Established in 2021, the Seed Libraries at Butler University hold various seeds for community members to take and plant. In 2023, as part of a First Year Seminar class project, students selected new native plants to be added to the seed bank and updated the growing information (see the "About the Seeds" tab in this LibGuide) to promote conscious use of green spaces.