Law Library News and Updates

Kern County Law Library

Beginning the week of April 4, 2022, access to the library will be 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 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, 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

Agenda for Kern County Law Library Meeting of September 8, 2021

  To access this meeting, please use the links below to log in: KCSC Administration is inviting you to a scheduled ZoomGov meeting.   Topic: Kern County Law Library Board Meeting Time: Sep 8, 2021 12:15 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)   Join ZoomGov...

Agenda for Kern County Law Library Meeting of 8/11/2021

  For those members of the public who wish to join the meeting, the information to join from Page 2 of the agenda is posted below:   Topic: Kern County Law Library Board of Trustees Meeting Time: Aug 11, 2021 12:15 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)   Join...

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Monday - Thursday:

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.