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 up at the Library (ENGLISH/SPANISH), and transforms your Kern County Library card into a full-access card, granting you access to physical material checkout. For minors 17 and under, a guardian must be present to finalize the application and bring proof of identity, proof of residency, and signed acknowledgement of financial responsibility. Kern County residents, ages 13 and over, apply online to begin the process of obtaining your Kern County Library card and to begin accessing materials online.
Having trouble? Access our additional application option.
Types of Library Cards
Download or stream eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, music, comic books, and TV shows. Place holds on digital media items.
Access resources for auto repair, health, academic research, newspapers, general reference, peer-reviewed journals, and learning languages.
Reserve and use public computers at library locations.
Check out printed books, CDs, Books on CD, DVDs, and Blu-Rays. Access interlibrary loan and Zip Books. Place holds on physical materials.