Kern County Library Foundation

KCL Foundation

       Healthy Communities Need Healthy Libraries Libraries have played an important role in our community for generations. Since 1986, the Kern County Library Foundation has supported library services, providing funding to enhance programming for all ages, while striving to grow its endowment for future generations. Private supportis essential to this endeavor. Free and […]

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Press Room

Welcome to the Kern County Library online press room. For media inquiries, interview requests, or partnership opportunities, please call Jasmin LoBasso at 661.868.0736 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 refer […]

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Get a Library Card

All California Residents are eligible for a FREE Kern County Library card. Open the door to your imagination, gain access to resources, and discover what’s available to your community through the Kern County Library. Finalizing your application requires proof of identity, proof of residency, and a signed paper application which may be printed online or picked […]

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