Curbside Services

Starting June 15, the Kern County Library will offer curbside services at select locations.
Starting October 12, the Kern County Library is expanding Curbside Services to 5 more locations, for a total of 12 locations.

Access Our Contactless Services!

An appointment is strongly encouraged to reduce wait times and to ensure smooth, quick service. Fill out our online form to make an appointment request, call 661.868.0701 to schedule an appointment, or email

Although an appointment is not required to receive service, scheduling an appointment does ensure that your materials are ready for pickup and that you receive quicker service. Customers that arrive without an appointment may experience wait times and all materials may not be available.

Make a Request
Request items through your Library account on our ValleyCat catalog.

Skip to Step #2
You can also skip straight to requesting an appointment through our online form. This works perfectly if you would like a “grab bag” of 3-5 titles preselected by our staff or would like staff to check the shelves to see if titles are on-site.

The system will automatically notify you that your item(s) are available.

Schedule an Appointment
Request an appointment to pick up your items at one of our seven locations offering Curbside Services through our online form.

Request Appointment


Arrive at Your Appointment
 the directional signage to the parking area.

Wait in your car and Call the posted phone number.

Have your Kern County Library card Ready.

Library staff will deliver your materials to the trunk and/or rear of your vehicle.

Tell Us What You Want, What You Really Really Want

Pick Up Your Existing Holds
Ask Library Staff to Make Recommendations
Pay Fees
Place New Holds
Staff Picks & Grab Bags
Return Items
Library Programming
Updates on COVID-19

Interested in accessing our services?           Learn More About Getting a Library Card


Select Curbside Locations

Curbside service will begin on June 15, 2020 at select Kern County Library locations.
Call 661.868.0701 or email for more information or if you would like to speak with a library staff member.

Arvin Branch
201 Campus Drive
Tuesdays – Thursdays @ 12-6pm

Beale Memorial
701 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield
Mondays – Fridays @ 12-6pm

Grab-N-Go Lunch on September 21 – December 18
Mondays – Fridays @ 12-1pm

Delano Branch
925 10th Avenue
Wednesdays – Fridays @ 12-6pm

Kern River Valley Branch
7053 Lake Isabella Boulevard
Wednesdays – Fridays @ 12-6pm
For the safety of our employees and residents, the Kern River Valley Branch Library will be closed January 20 through January 28, 2021 due to a possible COVID exposure. Materials that are due and holds that expire during this timeframe have been extended until February 3.

Ridgecrest Branch
131 E. Las Flores Avenue
Mondays – Thursdays @ 12-6pm

Taft Branch
27 Cougar Court
Mondays – Wednesdays @ 12-6pm

Tehachapi Branch
212 S. Green Street
Wednesdays – Fridays @ 12-6pm

Curbside service will expand to 5 more locations on October 12, 2020.

Frazier Park Branch
3732 Park Drive
Tuesdays – Thursdays @ 12-6pm

Rathbun Branch
200 W. China Grade Loop, Bakersfield
Wednesdays & Thursdays @ 12-6pm

Rosamond Branch
3611 Rosamond Boulevard
Mondays & Tuesdays @ 12-6pm

Southwest Branch
8301 Ming Avenue, Bakersfield
Mondays & Tuesdays @ 12-6pm

Wasco Branch
1102 7th Street
Mondays & Tuesdays @ 12-6pm





Call 661.868.0701 to talk to a real person or reference our frequently asked questions below!

What safety precautions is the Library taking?
Who can use Curbside Services?
Who can pick up my items?
What if I no longer want to check out the items I have on hold?
How long will my holds be available for pickup after I receive phone/email notification?
How many grab bags can I request?
How long can I keep my checked out items?
Where do I return items?
Why are items I have returned still showing as checked out on my account?
Where do I go when I arrive at the Library?
How do I renew my Kern County Library card?
Do Grab-N-Go Lunches require a Library card or an appointment?

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