Current Library Services

Are you interested in accessing Library services?

Choose the experience that best suits you:

Contactless Curbside Services

Curbside services include:

  • Pick Up Holds
  • Genre Grab Bags
  • Carryout Crafts (while supplies last)
  • Prizes for Reading Challenges (while supplies last)
  • Grab-N-Go Lunch for Kids Ages 2-18 (at select locations)
  • Kern Recovers PPE Program


Indoor Express Services

Express services require a purpose-driven appointment and are limited to 30-minute sessions. Purposes include:

  • Browsing
  • Make Copies
  • Send Faxes
  • Access Public Computers
  • Customer Account Services
  • Reference Services

Digital Services

Does not require a Library Card:

Virtual Programming
Access our Events

Reading Challenges
Access Beanstack

Requires a Library Card:

eBooks, eAudiobooks, & Streaming Content Access our eLibrary

Articles, Hands-on Digital Experiences, & Resources Access our Databases

Unavailable Services

The Kern County Library will be resuming more services as the County moves through its reopening phases. Unavailable services include:

  • In-Person Programming
  • Study Spaces & Areas
  • Restrooms & Water Fountains
  • Seating Spaces

The Call Center is open!

Call 661.868.0701 or email for more information or if you would like to speak with a library staff member.

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