Indoor Express Services

Starting October 12, the Kern County Library is launching indoor express services and expanding curbside services to 12 locations.

What will my visit to the Kern County Library look like during express service?

For the safety of our community, we have implemented multiple cleaning procedures and operating guidelines for express services. We know changes like this aren’t fun, but we appreciate your support in keeping Kern Libraries safe.
Express library visits are by appointment only and limited to 30-minute sessions.

It’s best to plan ahead! All library visits require a purpose-driven appointment. Call 661.868.0701 or email to book your appointment. You can also request an appointment online.
Request Appointment

Take care of yourself. Stay home if you are feeling sick or have a sick family member. It’s easiest and keeps everyone safe. If you need to get tested, access to see a list of testing sites in your area.

We’re all in this together. Face masks are required for individuals ages 2 and up to enter and remain in the building. Please keep your mask over your nose and mouth and avoid touching your face. Keep a 6-foot distance  between employees and customers. Clean hands with sanitizer upon entering. Restrooms and drinking fountains are unavailable.

Prefer Curbside Services? Everyone has a different comfort level, and that’s okay! All of our select locations offer curbside services too.


Library staff follow these rules too! All library staff members are required to wear a mask, wash their hands regularly, and undergo daily temperature checks.

We care about you! 
We’re sanitizing high traffic areas hourly, including door handles, circulation desks, and public computers.

Select Curbside Locations

Indoor services will begin on October 12, 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

Frazier Park Branch
3732 Park Drive
Tuesdays – Thursdays @ 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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