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Books

Oakton Library Catalog

Search the Oakton Community College Library Catalog, a collection of over 100,000 books. For help with searching for books, check out our online PDF Catalog Search Guide or our HTML Catalog Search Guide, or talk to one of our reference librarians on either campus.

For questions about checking out or renewing Oakton Library books, call the Oakton Library at 847.635.1642/Des Plaines Campus Library or 847.635.1432/Ray Hartstein Campus Library. Your MyOakton username and Library/Student ID Number password (on your Oakton Library/Student ID card) are required to renew books online.

I-Share Catalog

Search over 7 million books in over 85 other member libraries of Illinois academic and research libraries through the I-Share catalog. For help with ordering books in I-Share to be sent to Oakton Library, check out our online PDF I-Share Ordering Guide or our HTML I-Share Ordering Guide, or talk to one of our reference librarians on either campus. Your MyOakton username and Library/Student ID Number password (on your Oakton Library/Student ID card) are required to request and renew books online.

WorldCat

Find books in libraries around the world through OCLC WorldCat (provided by the Illinois State Library). To request a WorldCat book, come to the circulation desk at either campus.

SILC (State of Illinois Catalog) - Chicago North Suburbs

Find books in all public libraries in Illinois through OCLC SILC, the State of Illinois Catalog. To request a SILC book, come to the circulation desk at either campus.

RAILS Public Libraries

Find your local public library's website by searching the RAILS directory. RAILS is the library system that serves the Northern Illinois region (used to be NSLS). You can either search the library directory by the name of the library or by the library type.

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
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