Gale in Context Environmental Studies

Gale In Context: Environmental Studies

From climate change to automobile emissions, today’s environmental issues determine the destiny of tomorrow’s world. Gale In Context: Environmental Studies provides users with comprehensive information, empowering learners to critically analyze and understand important topics that affect people around the world. Explore topics and events within Earth systems, global change, pollution, populations, and more. Integrating case studies, news, […]

Gale Onefile Informe Academico

Gale OneFile: Informe Académico

Gale OneFile: Informe Académico meets the research needs of Spanish-speaking users with a wide range of full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines both from and about Latin America. Informe Académico provides quality reference material—not simply translations of English-language materials—on a powerful, easy-to-use interface configured for Spanish-speaking users, allowing researchers to analyze topics and conduct research in […]

Gale Interactive Academic Onefile

Gale Academic OneFile

Gale Academic OneFile, provides millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources—including thousands of podcasts and transcripts from NPR and CNN as well as videos from BBC Worldwide Learning. Access with your Library Card   

Local History Room

The Local History Room is located, on the second floor, within the Beale Memorial Library. The collection contains books, pamphlets, periodicals, newsletters, vault materials, and vertical files on over 900 subjects. The Local History room’s most popular items include Bakersfield City Directories dating back to 1899; Kern County Telephone directories dating back to 1940; and donated elementary, […]

Britannica School

Britannica School

Learn more about any subject – for all grades and all reading abilities – offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended websites, and three separate databases (Elementary, Middle, or High). Access with your Library Card  • Perfect for research 

Learn more about NOW AVAILABLE Library Services, including curbside appointments at select branches.
The Library is now at full capacity at 12 branches. Stop by our library locations during our open hours!
The Zip Books program has ended (for now). Stay tuned for updates and further news concerning the return of Zip Books; thank you for participating in this fabulous opportunity with us.
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ATTENTION: The Bookmobile will not be visiting routes on Thursday, September 2. We apologize for the inconvenience.
ATTENTION: The Beale Memorial Library will be temporarily closed through September 6 as the General Services Department works to replace inadequate and unsafe areas of carpeting throughout the building. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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