Kern County Library Budget


1. The Budget Process
2. How Kern Compares
3. Financials

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View Kern County Budget

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.


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