Seeds & Locations
The Seed Collection
Seed collections at each library branch may vary. Please visit your nearest El Paso Public Library branch to find out which seeds are in stock. To browse the collection online, visit this link.
Our seed packets are labeled by the difficulty of saving pure, viable seed, not the difficulty of growing the plant itself. Visit our resources page to find information about easy to grow crops. Seed saving can come later!
- take just one growing season to complete a full reproductive cycle, and they generally self-pollinate, so you don’t have to worry about cross-pollination from your own garden or other gardens.
- take just one growing season to complete a full reproductive cycle, but they may rely on insects for pollination and they can cross-pollinate, so you need to plan ahead in order to ensure pure seeds.
- take two years to complete a full reproductive cycle, or they may cross-pollinate very easily. They require special care to ensure pure seed, such as hand-pollinating or caging.
Please note that some locations are closed during this time and are noted below. You may still call 212-READ for information.
- Main Library, 501 N. Oregon, (915) 212-READ (closed for construction)
- Armijo Branch, 620 E. 7th Street, (915) 212-0369
- Clardy Fox Branch, 5515 Robert Alva, (915) 212-0456
- Memorial Park Branch, 3200 Copper, (915) 212-0448
- Dorris Van Doren Branch, 551 Redd Rd., (915) 212-0440 (closed for construction)
- Westside Branch, 125 Belvidere, (915) 212-0445 (now open!)
- Richard Burges Branch, 9600 Dyer, (915) 212-0317
- Jose Cisneros Cielo Vista Branch, 1300 Hawkins Blvd., (915) 212-0450
- Irving Schwartz Branch, 1865 Dean Martin, (915) 212-0315
- Esperanza Acosta Moreno Branch, 12480 Pebble Hills, (915) 212-0442
- Judge Marquez Branch, 610 N. Yarbrough, (915) 212-0600
- Sergio Troncoso Branch, 9321 Alameda, (915) 212-0453