About the Library
Library Mission Statement
The Oakton Community College Library supports student success by encouraging critical thinking, promoting information literacy, and providing innovative teaching, resources, and services that meet the information needs of our community.
The library provides a variety of in person and online services for our users.
Some of our on site services include:
- Get a Library Card
- Textbook Reserves
- Talk to a Librarian
- Got Research Workshops
- Library Instruction Workshops
- Borrowing Materials
- Writing Tutor
- TRIO Math Tutor
- Student Book Club
Some of our online services include:
- Chat Reference
- Email Reference
- Research Guides
- Article Databases
- Facts & Encyclopedia Databases
- Interlibrary Loan
- 8 Steps to Research Success
- Citation Help
- Borrow Ebooks
The Learning Center provides a free walk-in writing tutor in the library. If you need tutoring on other subjects, please visit the Learning Center.
Summer 2017 Schedule:
- Des Plaines: Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- Skokie: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
The TRIO program provides a free walk-in math tutor for students in the TRIO program on the lower level of the Des Plaines library. Not a TRIO student? If you are a first generation college student, you should check out Oakton's TRIO Program!
Summer 2017 Schedule
Des Plaines: Tuesday & Wednesday, 12 - 5 p.m.