About Kern Law Library
Our purpose is to provide the legal community and residents of Kern County with access to legal information services.
Our goal is to provide current legal materials in a timely manner, so everyone may have equal access to justice. Assistance in using the collection shall be provided by the staff. Staff may provide procedural information but is not permitted to give legal advice.
County Law Libraries in California are established and governed pursuant to the provisions of the California Business and Professions Code, Section 6300 et seq. Section 6360 states that “…A law library established under this chapter shall be free to the judiciary, to state and county officials, to members of the State Bar and to all residents of the county, for the examination of books and other publications at the library or its branches.”
The law library is funded strictly by civil filing fees. $27.00 from each civil filing is attributed to the law library fund. The law library is not funded by tax dollars and is not part of the State or County Budget.