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Coursera is an online learning platform offering self-paced guided projects and on-demand courses on a variety of subjects. Coursera’s platform provides learners with access to more than 5,000 courses and certifications. Each patron will have access to the learning program for six months starting from the time they join the program after invitation or after […]

Northstar Digital Literacy

Northstar Digital Literacy defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. Online, self-guided modules assess the ability of individuals to perform tasks based on these skills. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and courses that include: Your Digital Footprint, Supporting K-12 Distance Learning, Email, Internet Basics, Information Literacy. Access Resource


GetSetUp offers classes for older adults just learning technology, as well as classes in the following categories: Physical Health (exercise, healthy cooking), Mental Health (stress, meditation, dementia), Social Health (book club, gardening, pets), and Vocational Health (resume writing, interviewing).  Use the coupon code: CSL-Kern when registering for a class (this will waive any fees for […]


Skillshare is an online learning community where millions come together—from California and across the world—to take the next step in their personal and professional journey. Skillshare offers thousands of classes on topics such as freelancing, entrepreneurship, graphic design, productivity, marketing, and more. Library card holders will need to create an account and will have access […]


Learning Express online interactive practice exams cover adult basic, academic, job related, civil service and more. Now includes ESL Spanish Basic Skills Course. When accessing from home, you will be need to select library card as your register method and then enter your library card number. Access with your Library Card  • Perfect for test […]

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an award-winning online learning site taught by recognized industry experts, offering more than 3,000 courses and 150,000 videos on business, technical and creative skills. Access requires a valid library barcode and PIN to use. When using the LinkedIn Learning app, the Library ID to enter is: kerncountylibrary.   Requires Library Card & PIN to access Access […]

Gale: Peterson's Test and Career Prep

Gale: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep (TERC)

A premier online resource that can help you improve your score on standardized tests through test prep, assist in your college and university search, and help you find your passion through career matching and resume help. Access with your Library Card  • Perfect for test prep  • Perfect for career matching  Access Resource

Book Connections


Personalize and enjoy digital connections to books for kids and teens. Book and Author Resources Engage with Diverse Books Children’s Books & Author Resources Teen’s Books & Author Resources Children, Teen, and Family Home Kit Recursos de Lectura para Jóvenes y Familias Access with your Library Card  • All ages  Access Resource

Gale in Context: High School

Gale in Context: High School

Gale in Context: High School offers cross-curricular content aligned to national and state curriculum standards and reinforces the development of skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation. Explore topics within business and economics, geography, government, history, literature, science and health, social issues, and more. Integrating reference content, biographies, primary sources, multimedia, […]

All Kern County Library branches will be closed Monday May 30, 2022 to observe Memorial Day. Branches will resume for standard operating hours on May 31, 2022. Our eLibrary is open 24/7!
The Library is now at full capacity at 22 branches. Stop by our library locations during our open hours!
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