Search the Oakton Catalog

Search the Oakton Library Catalog collection of over 100,000 books.

Search the CARLI I-Share Catalog collection of over 7 million books in over 80 Illinois academic libraries.

Search the EReadIllinois Catalog

Search the EReadIllinois collection over 24,000 ebooks. They can be accessed on your device or computer with the Axis 360 app.

Please access the Axis 360 help guide specific to your device about downloading the app, books, etc.

Search the WorldCat Catalog

Search the OCLC WorldCat collection to find books in libraries around the world.

To request an item, click "Borrow this item from another library" in the title information and submit a request or visit to the circulation desk at either campus.

How to Get Your Library Card

To get or renew your Oakton library card, please bring a picture ID (driver's license, state ID, passport, etc.) to the circulation desk at either campus. You may need a copy of your Student Detailed Schedule.

How To Create a Library Account

Click “Create New Account,” fill out the form, and click “Submit.”

How to Renew a Book

Renew online (you need a library account to do this)
Renew by phone:
     Des Plaines (847.635.1642)
     Skokie (847.635.1432)

For help renewing online, refer to our Renewing Books Help Guide.

How to Borrow a Book

Take the book and your library card to the Des Plaines or Ray Hartstein-Skokie Campus Library Circulation Desk. Staff will check out the book.

For help finding a book, refer to our Searching for Books Help Guide

How to Borrow Books between Campuses

You can request a book to be sent from one campus to another. Simply request the book through the catalog.

For help doing this, refer to our Ordering Books between Campuses Help Guide.

How to Borrow a Book in the I-Share Catalog

At an I-Share Library: You can visit any I-Share library and borrow books with your Oakton library card and a driver's license or state ID.

At Oakton: You can request a book to be sent to Oakton from any I-Share Library. Available books should arrive in 3-5 days.

For help requesting a book through I-Share, refer to our Ordering Books from I-Share Help Guide.