Press Room

Welcome to the Kern County Library online press room. For media inquiries, interview requests, or partnership opportunities, please call Andie Apple at 661.868.0723 or send a detailed email outlining your request to For general inquiries, please call KCL Headquarters at 661.868.0700. To use our logo for media coverage, stories, or partnerships with KCL, please […]

Wireless Internet Use Agreement

The Kern County Library provides wireless access, free of charge, during normal library operating hours at select branches. However, high demand, reliability of technology and other factors may affect access. For these reasons, the Library cannot guarantee the availability or reliability of the service. Download Wireless Internet Use Agreement

Meeting Room Use Policy

The Meeting Rooms at the Kern County Library are available for public use under the Meeting Room Use Policy adopted by the Kern County Board of Supervisors. The availability of these facilities is an ancillary service the Library provides. The service must not interfere with the Library’s primary function of providing library materials and information […]

Internet & Computer Use Policy

To fulfill our mission, Kern County Library provides access to a broad range of information resources, including those available through the internet. We make this service available as part of our mission to offer a broadly defined program of informational, educational, recreational, and cultural enrichment opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds, which reflect […]

Image Release Policy

Attendance of Kern County Library programs or events constitutes consent to be photographed and/or videotaped for use in print and/or electronic publicity for the Kern County Library. Download Image Release Policy

Exhibit & Display Policy

The Kern County Library allows community groups and organizations to use the various display and exhibit spaces within its facilities. Space is provided for displays and exhibits of cultural, civic, charitable, recreational, and educational nature, not for advertising for commercial enterprise or for exhibits to promote specific campaigns, candidates, or political parties. Download Exhibit & […]

Library Code of Conduct

In order to promote the pleasant use of the Library and to assure the health and safety of the public, the following are not permitted: Smoking within the building. Bare feet within the building. Theft, marking or destruction of Library property. Loud noise or other activities constituting disorderly conduct disturbing the use of the Library […]

Tuition Funding Sources

Tuition Funding Sources is a private website designed to help students find scholarships, college, and career information. TFS offers students the largest scholarship database in the world with other $41 billion in scholarship awards along with a career personality test and detailed college and career information.

Points of View Reference Center (EBSCO)

Full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides more than 280 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide.