Kern County Law Library

Checkout Policy

Checkout Policy

The Kern County Law Library offers limited checkout services for print materials in its collection.

Active members of the State Bar of California may check out print materials for one week at a time.  A checkout agreement must be signed by the borrower, and it is solely the responsibility of the borrower to pick up and return the print materials they check out in a timely manner.  Any lost or damaged print materials will be replaced solely at the expense of the borrower, plus a $100.00 administrative fee.

Current employees of the staff of Kern County Superior Court can contact with inquiries about the checkout policy for court staff, including inquiries on behalf of research staff and judicial officers.


Copies at $.15 per copy.  This service is currently cash-only, though the law library will work to reinstate debit/credit capability.

The law library will provide change for bills up to $20.00. Large bills over $20.00 are not accepted.

Online services

The library also offers various online services for research. Currently we have access to Westlaw, LexisNexis Digital Library, OnLAW by CEB, and NOLO Online.

Interlibrary loans

When available the staff may be able to acquire material from other libraries. The library charges only the fees charged by the lending library. The fees below are subject to change without notice. Some of the services available from other libraries are as follows:

  • California State Law Library:Fax – The library will fax up a limited amount of pages free of charge.
  • Fresno County Law Library:Fax – $2.00 for the first page, $1.00 per additional page.
    Photocopies – $ .25 per page.
    Book Loans – Postage.
  • Los Angeles County Law Library:Fax – $10.00 transaction charge plus $1.15 per page plus tax and telecommunications charges.
    Photocopies – $5.00 transaction charge plus tax and postage.
    Book Loans – $16.00 for one book, $6.00 for each additional book ordered at the same time. This includes UPS charges.
  • Tulare County Law Library:Fax- $1.00 per page.
    Photocopies – $ .25 per page plus postage.
    Book Loans – Postage.

The library offers computers for completing and preparing forms and for performing legal research.
There is no charge to use the computer.  Printing is $.15 per page. 

Fax service

Fax service has been temporarily suspended.

MCLE Discs

MCLE Disc checkouts have been temporarily suspended.

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.