Law Library News and Updates

Kern County Law Library

Kern County Law Library will be closed on July 4, 2022

Access to the library is available by appointment and on a walk-in basis.

The Law Library will give priority access to customers with appointments.

The rules of access are posted below.

Face coverings are optional, however, individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19, or have been recently exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 10 days, may not enter a courthouse

Individuals exhibiting Covid-19 symptoms, which include, but are not limited to fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, will not be granted access to the law library.

With the exception of a fifteen cent per page printing/photocopying fee, the staff of the law library will not charge you money for the services we provide.  The law library staff are prohibited by law from accepting payment in exchange for document preparation, and the law library staff cannot accept gifts.  Please read below for a full description of the library’s rules of operations.

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

 

 

 

Phone

(661) 868-5320

Email

info@kclawlib.org

Office

1415 Truxtun Ave, Rm. 301 Bakersfield, CA 93301

Hours

Walk-in access begins April 4, 2022.

Monday-Thursday:
8am – 12pm, and 1pm – 4pm
Friday:
8am – 12 pm, and 1pm – 3:30 pm

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.

Kern Law Library

Latest News

Kern County Law Library Board of Trustees Meeting of June 8, 2022

Please scroll below the posted agenda for links you may use to log in to the Zoom broadcast if you wish to attend this meeting. To access the Zoom broadcast, see below: Topic: Kern County Law Library Board of Trustees Meeting Time: Jun 8, 2022 12:15 PM Pacific Time...

Kern County Law Library Board of Trustees Meeting of May 11, 2022

Please scroll below the agenda to find the Zoom meeting info if you wish to attend this meeting remotely.   You are welcome to attend a Zoom meeting. Topic: Kern County Law Library Board of Trustees Meeting Time: May 11, 2022 12:15 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)...

Kern County Law Library Board of Trustees Meeting of April 13, 2022

If you wish to join this meeting as a member of the public, please scroll below the agenda to find the Zoom info for the meeting.   Zoom Meeting Info: Topic: Kern County Law Library Board of Trustees Meeting Time: Apr 13, 2022 12:15 PM Pacific Time (US and...

Agenda for Kern County Law Library Meeting of 2/9/2022

Please look below the agenda to access the link to attend this meeting via Zoom.   Topic: Kern County Law Library Board of Trustees Meeting Time: Feb 9, 2022 12:15 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting...

Agenda for Kern County Law Library Meeting of January 5, 2022

Please look below the posted agenda for information about how you can join the Zoom meeting - PLEASE NOTE: a meeting ID and password are required. How to Join Scheduled Zoom Meeting: Topic: Kern County Law Library Board of Trustees Meeting Time: Jan 5, 2022 12:15 PM...

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...

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More Information

Hours

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

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.