FAQ

What is the DIGG Seed Library?

The DIGG Seed Library is a place that allows DeKalb County Public Library (DCPL) cardholders to "check out" free heirloom and open-pollinated seeds. These seeds are then planted by patrons in their own personal gardens. The DIGG Seed Library can be found within the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St., Decatur, 30030.

How do I check out seeds?

All you need is a current DeKalb County Public Library card. You can check out seeds just as you can check out books--except the seeds do not need to be returned.  

How many seed packets can I take at a time?

You can check out five packets per month. This will ensure that more people are able to get seeds. As our DIGG seed collection grows, this limit may change.

How can I help?

You can help us by encouraging community members to grow their own food and by attending the Library's garden related events.

Where can I learn more about gardening?

You can learn more via our online subject guides and gardening resources. The Library has a great selection of gardening books available for checkout to assist you with planning, growing, and cooking your harvest. In addition, we have a selection of gardening information sites selected to assist you with your gardening questions.