Law Library News and Updates

Kern County Law Library

Beginning the week of November 15, 2021, access to the library will be available by appointment up to three days per week.  Click the Book an Appointment button to see the calendar of available dates.

Per the amendment to Emergency Local Rule #2 effective September 7, 2021, face masks are required for all customers, regardless of vaccination status.

 

Appointments are for research and document preparation by the library customer only, and law library staff are prohibited by statute from preparing your legal documents for you, or providing legal advice.  You should visit www.kernbar.org to view listings of local attorneys if you need legal advice or assistance preparing legal documents.

 

Appointments will be available in one-hour slots, starting at 9AM and ending at 3PM.

Each customer is limited to one appointment per day.  Please Click Here to Read the Proposal for Reopening for the Kern County Law Library approved August 11, 2021, which includes clear statements of rules for library access.

Click on the “Book an Appointment” link at the top of the page to book a one-hour appointment.

You can download a Request for Reasonable Accommodation Form, if necessary.

 

Phone

(661) 868-5320

Email

info@kclawlib.org

Office

1415 Truxtun Ave, Rm. 301 Bakersfield, CA 93301

Hours

FOR PHONE CALLS
AND EMAILS ONLY

Monday-Thursday:
8am – 5pm
Friday:
8am-3:30 pm

Appointment-Only Access available on Tuesdays & Thursdays – see above 

Kern Law Library

Local info about COVID-19

Services Available

NOLO Books

We now have Nolo books available online. If you are looking for Self-Help materials on a variety of topics including family law, probate, small claims, estate planning, and more, check out our free collection.

How to Expunge your Record

Information regarding the process of improving your criminal record by asking the court to dismiss eligible convictions. 

Small Claims

Information for people looking to make a claim in small claims courts. Please note, attorneys are not allowed in small claims court and the maximum you can sue for is $10,000.00.

Civil Harassment

Procedural guidance and forms for people seeking to file a civil harassment restraining order.

Unlawful Detainer

Unlawful Detainers are lawsuits where landlords ask for an order to evict a tenant. We have separate pages for landlords and tenants.

State Prison Library Requests

A list of several organizations who offer help to inmates and prisoners to secure library requests including the PLO, which also offer resource guides on topics such as conditions, parole suitability, immigration, and criminal law information.

Kern Law Library

Latest News

Agenda for Kern County Law Library Meeting of December 8, 2021

Please find below the agenda for the Board of Trustees meeting of 12/8/2021. In order to attend, feel free to use the Zoom meeting info below.  Please be sure to take note of the passcode and Meeting ID. Topic: Kern County Law Library Board of Trustees Meeting Time:...

Agenda for Kern County Law Library Meeting of 11/10/2021

  Zoom Meeting Information: Topic: Kern County Law Library Board of Trustees Meeting Time: Nov 10, 2021 12:15 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87572240521 Meeting ID: 875 7224 0521 Dial by your location +1 720 707 2699...

Initial Communication of Intent to Relocate Certain Court Divisions

  As stated in the title of this post: this communication is being distributed as an announcement of the court administration's initial intent to relocate certain divisions in the courthouse to improve court operations and increase efficiency.  Further details...

Agenda for Kern County Law Library Meeting of October 13, 2021

  Please see below for the invitation to the Zoom meeting if you wish to attend. Evan Moran is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Kern County Law Library Board of Trustees Meeting Time: Oct 13, 2021 12:15 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom...

Agenda for Kern County Law Library Meeting of September 8, 2021

  To access this meeting, please use the links below to log in: KCSC Administration is inviting you to a scheduled ZoomGov meeting.   Topic: Kern County Law Library Board Meeting Time: Sep 8, 2021 12:15 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)   Join ZoomGov...

Agenda for Kern County Law Library Meeting of 8/11/2021

  For those members of the public who wish to join the meeting, the information to join from Page 2 of the agenda is posted below:   Topic: Kern County Law Library Board of Trustees Meeting Time: Aug 11, 2021 12:15 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)   Join...

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For more information

Phone & Email Assistance

Monday - Thursday:
8am-4pm
Friday:
8am-3:30pm

Location

1415 Truxtun Ave, Rm. 301 Bakersfield, CA 93301

Available Services

Including library services & resources availble for use.

Information & Guidance

For example, which forms to complete and how to file them.