Includes information on over 260,000 fiction and readable nonfiction titles, plus feature content including lists of award-winning books, Book Discussion Guides, Book Talks, Recommended Reads, and more.
Provides hundreds of hand-crafted Recommended Reads reading lists created for teens and kids covering both fiction and nonfiction genres and topics.
Curtis Darling Map Collection Curtis Darling collected and acquired historic Kern County and California maps for over 30 years.
The Kern County Library Foundation and the Kern County Library are grateful for the donation of this fine collection.
California Fine Arts Collection The California Fine Arts Collection, placed throughout the Beale Memorial Library, are a selection of works by 19th and 20th century California artists.
The collection was begun in 1987 and completed in 1995; it was made possible through funds raised by the Kern County Library Foundation.
Additionally, the collection includes the microfiche index to the collection of the Sutro Library.
Additional full-text includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses, and more.
Databases subscription content and access are subject to change.
With few exceptions, home access to these databases are available with your library card and PIN.
Genealogy Room The Genealogy Room collection, located within the Beale Memorial Library, contains books, magazines, printed vital records, and books on heraldry and family names.
Complete California census records through 1920 are also available on microfilm.