Involve Yourself in Your Library

The Kern County Library is a place where one can find inspiration, information, and can connect with the community. It is a resource for accessibility to learning, programs, and more! Your contribution helps sustain library resources and service; the Kern County Library depends on your loyalty. Thank you for supporting your library.
The Friends of the Kern County Library, Inc. is a non-profit organization that supports the goal of excellent library service and resources for all the people of Kern County. With used book and magazine sales and through other activities, the Friends of the Kern County Library, Inc. helps endorse programs, the purchase of library materials, funds for the countywide Summer Reading Program, and more. Additionally, there are also local Friends groups for many of the Kern County Library individual branches.
Library volunteers assist staff through Computer Coaching, Skill Sharing, Shelving, and more.

The Kern County Library accepts
monetary donations, as well as books and materials donations. 


Our Amazon Wishlist is updated often with our most popular and most requested titles. Select whichever title and it will ship automatically to Kern County Library Headquarters.

LEGOVisit our Amazon Wishlist and donate new or gently used LEGOs to support the LEGO Club across Kern County Library branches and help build STEM skills.

giftsYour monetary donation to the Kern County Library is welcomed.

It’s easy. Make a general donation, or donate specifically to Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction, Audio Visual Materials, Children’s Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction, Large Print Materials, Operations, Programming, or Young Adult Materials.

General Donation

For Customer ID, enter your name. If you wish your donation to be used toward a specific need as described above, then enter that information with your name in the Customer ID field.

Donate to the Kern County Library Foundation

The purpose of the Kern County Library Foundation is to raise funds which will be used towards the enhancement and enrichment of the Kern County Library system. If you are interested in supporting the Library, please make your tax deductible contribution payable to the Kern County Library Foundation c/o Kern County Library, 701 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301. The Foundation is a California nonprofit 501 (c) (3) public benefit corporation (tax I.D. 95-4040808). Donors of $10,000 or more will recognized on the donor wall at the Beale Memorial Library. Donors who donate to other Kern County Library branches will be recognized on the donor walls at that branch, depending on the criteria for that respective branch. Should you wish for additional information, please call the Library at 661.868.0712.

Subscribe to Kern County Library  newsletters and follow our social media for up-to-date information on events, programs, and more. When you share library services and more with other community members, you help support the Kern County Library!

accesslibraryappUse the free AccessMyLibrary App to access many of the library’s online resources from your Android phone, iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

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Memorial or Honorarium Donation

Fill out the Memorial & Honorarium form below:

Please send notice of this donation to:

I would like my donation to go toward the following: (select all that apply)
 Adult Fiction Adult Non-Fiction Audio / Visual Juvenile Fiction Juvenile Non-Fiction Large Print Young Adult No specific, please use donation where it is needed most Other

And then donate here: For Customer ID, enter the name of the person you wish to honor.

When you get a Library Card, you continue to preserve the library, which is a public resource for all. 

Kern County Library has been engaging, enhancing, & educating

our community for over 100 years, and that's merely the beginning.

What does the Kern County Library mean to you? #IWishMyLibraryKnew

Posted by Kern County Library on Wednesday, May 13, 2015