Graphic Standards

Our Brand The Kern County Library’s (KCL) new brand kicks off an exciting new era for Kern County Libraries and coincides with several exciting departmental projects in 2015. As a county library system, we continue to value the entirety of the community, including rural areas and aim to bring technology, learning, accessibility, and more to […]

Fine & Fee Schedule

There shall be a fine each time library material becomes overdue; however, the maximum fine per transaction shall not exceed 70% of the replacement cost of the material. Accumulated charges totaling $2 or more will result in suspension of checkout privileges until the account is revoked. A handling fee of $35 per check shall be […]

Wireless Internet Use Agreement

The Kern County Library provides wireless access, free of charge, during normal library operating hours. 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 […]