The Kern County Library is in the education sector of the County of Kern and is solely a general fund department.
- Fiscal Year: The County of Kern operates on a Fiscal Year (FY) that begins July 1 and ends on June 30 of the following calendar year.
- Recommended Budget: By law, the Board of Supervisors must approve a recommended budget before June 30 to authorize any spending until a final budget is adopted. The FY 20-21 recommended budget can be accessed on the County website.
- Final Budget: The final budget, including any revisions directed by the Board as a result of public hearings, is not required to be adopted until October 2.
- Budget Glossary: The definition of terms included in the County budget can be accessed in the County’s Budget Glossary.
How Kern Compares to other CA County Library Systems
All statistics reflect a 2018-2019 annual calendar year.
To access comparative statistics, access the Public Library Statistics Portal.
Recommended Budget FY 2020-21
To access the Library’s full recommended budget, view pages 291-296 of the FY 2020-21 Recommended County Budget.Resources and links are provided for the convenience of the community and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or approval of products, services, or opinions of the corporation, organization, or individual. For the most up-to-date budget information, visit the Kern County website.