Why are our resources amazing?  

  • You can search for content by curriculum standards
  • Resources include primary and secondary sources, along with interactive activities and simulations
  • You can share content with students even if they DO NOT have a library card via a link
  • You can connect directly to Google Classroom and other online schooling platforms

Where to start?

Get a Kern Library Card

It’s FREE and you can do it online right now!

Your Library Card gives you access to eBooks, databases, newspapers, and more.

Access our Curbside Services

Pick up titles via our contactless curbside services at select branches.

Access our appointment request form to submit your first request!

Access our eLibrary

Hoopla and OverDrive have extensive children’s sections with both Fiction and Non-Fiction.

Access Hoopla and OverDrive tutorials to learn more.

Access our Indoor Services

Browse or get research help via a purpose-driven appointment at select branches.

Anticipated to start on October 12, 2020.

Access Our Databases

To access even more digital resources, access the Library’s Research webpage, which includes a comprehensive list of all databases, links, newspapers, and more.

Gale for Educators

Enhance instruction with lesson planning tools and curriculum-aligned content. Gale databases perfect for the classroom include Gale Academic OneFile, Gale Books and Authors, Gale in Context: Biography, Gale in Context: Environmental Studies, Gale in Context: Global IssuesGale Interactive: Science, and Gale OneFile: Informe Academico.  

This database can be shared with students via screen sharing and direct link into Google Classroom. Access tutorials.

HIGHLIGHT: Gale Interactive: Science

Includes complex science concepts, a virtual lab, and more! Access tutorial.

Access Brittanica School

Collections are curated by grade level: Elementary, Jr. High, and High School. Includes up-to-date encyclopedia learning and interactive activities for lessons! Is available in both English and Spanish.

This database can be shared with students via screen sharing.

Access Newspapers

Access current and archived newspapers via Access.NewspaperArchive.com, the Bakersfield Californian, and the New York Times. These are perfect for current events projects!

These databases can be shared with students via screen sharing and PDF. 

Interested in a Demo?

Teachers, schools, and districts interested in a live demo with library staff for professional development and to get hands-on awareness of public library resources are encouraged to reach out via email to the Kern County Library’s School Outreach Team.

Rafael Moreno   |   Veronica Wilson   |   Ethan Picman


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