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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 as well as to online and off-campus distance learners.

The Oakton Library offers access to a collection of over 100,000 books, a selection of databases totaling over 67,000 online journals and magazines, and reading rooms with more than 60 print 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. Students, staff, administrators, and faculty use their myOakton username and password for off-campus access to online resources, including OaktonOneSearch, the library's version of EBSCO Discovery Service, currently in development . District residents are provided access and limited circulation privileges to the Library's collection.

At both the Des Plaines and Ray Hartstein/Skokie Campuses, and to students in online courses, the Oakton Library staff offers circulation and interlibrary loan services through over 85 member libraries of the Council of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) and OCLC, the international interlibrary loan service. 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/Skokie Campus (RHC)
7701 Lincoln Ave.
Skokie, IL 60077

Library Hours

Library
Fall Hours
Mon - Thu: 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Sat: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sun: Closed
Special Hours
December 19
DP: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
RHC: 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

December 20 - 23
Mon - Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sat - Sun: Closed

December 24 - January 4
Closed

January 5 - 18
Mon - Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sat - Sun: Closed

January 19
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Closed
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