Law Library News and Updates

Kern County Law Library

Join us at the Beale Memorial Library on May 2, 2024 for Law Day!  See details below:

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) 868-5320

Email

info@kclawlib.org

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

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 info@kclawlib.org .  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 info@kclawlib.org.

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 https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86927377118?pwd=RU53OHdvWUpnSlMzcHVQeU5rNGtNUT09...

Kern County Law Library Board of Trustees Meeting of 9/14/2022

To join the Zoom meeting for the Kern County Law Library's Board of Trustees meeting on 9/14/2022, scroll below the meeting agenda for the link to the Zoom broadcast. No registration is required, but you will need to use the passcode in the agenda to access the...

Kern County Law Library Board of Trustees Meeting of July 13, 2022

Please scroll beneath the agenda to find Zoom information if you wish to attend this meeting remotely.   Zoom information for those who wish to attend remotely is posted below.  Please be sure to note the passcode to enter the meeting is included in the Zoom...

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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) 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.