Law Library News and Updates

Kern County Law Library

 

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

 

 

 

Phone

(661) 610-6325

Email

library@kern.courts.ca.gov 

Office

1415 Truxtun Ave, Rm. 301 Bakersfield, CA 93301

Hours

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

Kern County Law Library Board of Trustees for 2024

Please see below for the official announcement regarding our new judicial members of our Board of Trustees for 2024. Attorney members Timothy Scanlon and Micah Nilsson are expected to return and serve from January 1, 2024 - January 1, 2025.

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More Information

Hours

Monday - Thursday:
8am-4pm
Friday:
8am-12pm
1-3:30 available by appointment only

Location and Phone

1415 Truxtun Ave, Rm. 301 Bakersfield, CA 93301 (661) 610-6325

Available Services

Including library services & resources availble for use

Information and Guidance

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