Law Library News and Updates

Kern County Law Library

Kern County Law Library will be closed Wednesday, June 19, 2024 for Juneteenth.

Kern County Law Library will be closed from July 1st through the 4th for renovations and Independence Day. 

The library has changed its hours as of July 24th, 2023 to reserve Friday afternoons for appointments only.  Please review the information below for details about appointment access to the law library.

When you visit the library, please be sure to mention if you have an appointment.

Read below for our rules of access.


You should visit to view listings of local attorneys if you need legal advice or assistance preparing legal documents.





(661) 868-5320



1415 Truxtun Ave, Rm. 301 Bakersfield, CA 93301


8am – 12pm, and 1pm – 4pm
8am – 12 pm for walk-in access 1pm – 3:30 pm for APPOINTMENT ONLY ACCESS

Customers with appointments will receive priority access over walk-in cusomers.

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.

Get In touch

More Information


Monday - Thursday:
1-3:30 available by appointment only

Location and Phone

1415 Truxtun Ave, Rm. 301 Bakersfield, CA 93301 (661) 868-5320

Available Services

Including library services & resources availble for use

Information and Guidance

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