Law Library News and Updates

Kern County Law Library

All veterans in Kern County are invited to attend and receive services, including:

Medical services, food, clothing, employment counseling, haircuts, shoes, & more on 10/23/23. For more information, or to register for Veterans Court before 9/15/23, visit

CLICK HERE if you would like to register.

Law Library hours of access will be changing effective July 24, 2023.  See details in the Rules of Access posted below.

The Law Library will give priority access to customers with appointments – please let us know you have an appointment on arrival.

The rules of access are posted below.

With the exception of a fifteen cent per page printing/photocopying fee, payable in cash only, 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 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


Walk-in access begins April 4, 2022.

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.

Kern Law Library

Latest News

Board of Trustees Meeting of June 14. 2023

If you have questions about how you can attend the meeting, or if you would like to submit a written statement to the Board of Trustees, please contact us at .  See below for this month's agenda.

Board of Trustees Meeting of May 10, 2023

CLICK HERE to view the agenda for the Kern County Law Library's Board of Trustees meeting for May 10, 2023.  If you have questions about how to access the meeting as a member of the public, please feel free to contact us at (661) 868-5320 or

Board of Trustees Meeting of December 14, 2022

Please scroll beneath the agenda to find the Zoom link if you wish to attend this meeting remotely. Topic: Kern County Law Library Board of Trustees Meeting Time: Dec 14, 2022 12:15 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting...

Kern County Law Library Board of Trustees Meeting of 11/9/2022

Please scroll below the posted agenda to access the Zoom link. Topic: Kern County Law Library Board of Trustees Meeting Time: Nov 9, 2022 12:15 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting

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.