Book Talk Podcasts, Book Clubs, and More!

Subscribe to Library Booklists  From Armchair Travel to Christian Fiction to Picture Books, choose your booklist interests and get handpicked recommendations straight to your inbox with direct links to our collection (including direct links to our eBooks!). To get started, subscribe here. Book Talk Bakersfield  Join Kern County Library staff members, Fahra and Jasmin, as […]

Job Seeker Toolkit

How We Can Help I Want To:                              Access Library Resources Titles on Jobs Titles on Careers

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Why are our resources amazing?   You can search for content by curriculum standards Resources include primary and secondary sources, along with interactive activities and simulations You can share content with students even if they DO NOT have a library card via a link You can connect directly to Google Classroom and other online schooling platforms Where to start? […]

Learn More

How do I get?   Books / eBooks / Audiobooks / Curriculum Help   Help with School Reports and Enrichment Activities To access even more digital resources, access the Library’s Research webpage, which includes a comprehensive list of all databases, links, newspapers, and more.   Basic Tech Help Access our Niche Academy It has FREE […]

Healthy Living Resources

Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK), CalFresh Healthy Living, and Kern County Library are working together to provide easily accessible nutritional and physical activity information for healthier eating and more active lifestyles for residents of Kern County. Resources at the Library Databases The Kern County Library’s participation in Healthy Day of Action is in partnership […]

What You Need to Know About Coronavirus & More

Your health matters to the Kern County Library! Below you will find researched information from authentic resources regarding health information, including information about relevant viruses. Please be aware, the Kern County Library does not provide medical advice, nor are the materials we provide a substitute for a professional medical opinion. The Kern County Library strictly provides […]

Supporting Local Authors

Kern County is home to many talented writers and the Kern County Library is happy to provide a digital home for their work through our OverDrive platform. Due to the explosion of self-publishing, the Kern County Library does not physically catalog local author titles. Any print copies of local author works will be kept at the local […]

An easier way to access your Library.

It’s the Kern County Library. In your pocket! The ValleyCat app is available on Google Play and Apple app stores. Search “SVJLS” or “ValleyCat.” With ValleyCat, you can Search our Library’s catalog Place requests & renewals Download eBooks or eAudiobooks View account fines & fees Discover the nearest Kern County Library location Scan ISBN barcodes to […]