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Find Hours & Locations

Open Branches Beginning April 19, 2021, the Kern County Library is expanding services previously limited by COVID restrictions by increasing capacity to 50% and continuing to phase up to 100% as staffing allows. Beale Memorial Library 701 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301 Contact: Facebook | 661.868.0701 Hours: Mondays – Fridays, 12-6pm Rathbun Branch Library 200 […]

Kern County Library Book Donations

Book Donations

Donation of Books & Other Materials The Library loves your donations! Books and other donated items should be clean (no dirt, bugs, highlighted sections, etc.) and placed in a sturdy box. One box per person. Donations enrich the library’s collection and are welcomed! Donated materials become the property of the Library upon receipt to dispose […]

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Current Library Services

Choose Your Library Experience Beginning April 19, 2021, the Kern County Library is expanding services previously limited by COVID restrictions by increasing capacity to 50% and continuing to phase up to 100% as staffing allows. The Library is removing restrictions at the 13 currently open branches across the County. Information about your library experiences below. […]

Kern County Library Wireless Printing

Wireless Printing

   Remote on-demand Wireless Printing is now available. Requested print jobs can be picked up during the Library’s Open Hours or picked up through our safe and convenient Curbside Services. Simply submit your print job using one of the 3 available options listed below, and follow instructions to contact your Library and pick up your print […]

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Pay Your Fines

  Pay using either SmartPay or the Additional Payment Option. Credit Card payments will not work with the following Internet Browsers or Operating Systems: Android Versions: 4.3 & below Baidu Jan 2015 Google Chrome 21 & below Internet Explorer 7-10 Firefox 26 & below Safari 6 & below Mobile Safari for iOS 4 & below  

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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 […]

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.
Our eLibrary is open 24/7! Get your reads ANYtime when you get them online; all you need is your FREE Kern County Library card!
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