About the Library
The Oakton Library is an essential part of the instructional program of the College. The Library provides selected general and specialized print and online resources in support of the College's curriculum. The online resources are available to students on the College's campuses and to off-campus distance learners.
The Oakton Library offers access to a collection of over 100,000 books, a selection of databases totaling 27,000 online journals and magazines, and reading rooms with more than 200 print and microfilm periodical titles. The Library is also a selective depository for U.S. government documents. An Oakton Library card is required for checking out books and materials as well as for off-campus access to online resources by students, staff, administrators, and faculty. District residents are provided access and limited circulation privileges to the Library's collection.
At both the Des Plaines and Ray Hartstein Campuses, the Oakton Library staff offers circulation and interlibrary loan services through the 128 member libraries of the Council of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) and OCLC, the international interlibrary loan service. The Oakton Library faculty provide reference services and individual research consultations for students in addition to instruction in online search strategies for classes as scheduled by course instructors. Library faculty also offer a 2-credit-hour information literacy course, LIB 101: Research in the Information Age. More information about the range of library services can be obtained at the reference desk at either campus.
Oakton Community College Library Locations
Oakton Library - Des Plaines Campus (DP)
1600 E. Golf Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Oakton Library - Ray Hartstein Campus (RHC)
7701 Lincoln Ave.
Skokie, IL 60077