Passport Services

Applying for a passport is easy at the library. See what the world has to offer. The Kern County Library is pleased to offer you passport acceptance services at certain Library branch locations. Processing Times According to the U.S. Department of State, the processing times for passports are: Routine: 6 weeks Expedited (extra charge): 3 weeks Emergency […]

Kern County Library Summer Reading Challenge

2021 Summer Reading Challenge

Reading Colors Your World Take the Summer Reading Challenge This Summer spend time exploring humanity, nature, culture, and science, through books and creative activities. At the Kern County Library, we encourage you to be creative, try new things, explore art, and find beauty in diversity.  Who’s Invited Everyone, ages 0-100 Books That Count Read books, […]

Job Seeking Strategies

Explore strategies that can help you land a job of your dreams – or works that simply provide means. Learn different ways to get your foot in the door of potential employers.

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Workshops, Tutorials, & Other Resources

Experience free Kern County Library virtual workshops and tutorials online that will empower you to succeed in your job search! KCL offers the following online workshops and tutorials focused on skill development, as well as job application materials and interview preparation.

Training and Employment Resource Links

Explore job postings, training, and educational options, as well as informational resources to help support you in your preparation, search, application, and interview process for employment. You can even search for a job NOW! Below, you will find U.S. state and county job search systems that retrieve government job postings that provide not only a […]

Do These Things Before You Apply

Before you begin your job search, it is important to set up lines of communication so employers can contact you. Email is a great way to communicate because it stores messages that you can respond to or go back and reference. Make sure your social media account settings are private, and if they are not, that […]

Overcoming Challenges

Life is a marathon, not a sprint. Sometimes we run into challenges that can stop us in our tracks, but there is help!   If you are interested in seeking work that requires higher levels of education there are a multitude of opportunities to get necessary credentials through Bakersfield Adult School, Community Colleges, and Universities […]

Finding the Best Job For You

Decide what type of work is best for you! This page is designed to help you find a job you love by figuring out what you want to do and why, as well as help overcome any indecision about knowing the best career choice for you. Considerations What is your Personality Type? Considering whether you […]

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!