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Library Services for Online Students at Oakton Community College

The Oakton Community College Library is here for you, the distance learning student. If you are an Oakton student, the Oakton Library article databases and online resources are accessible from your home computer. This page lists the many services and resources available to you, and we are here to help you with your reference and research needs.

Help from a librarian

In Person: Visit the Reference Desk at either campus library during normal hours of operation.

AskLibrary: Our online reference page provides access to online chat, email reference, as well as answers to popular reference questions on various topics.

Call a Librarian:
847.635.1644 (DPC)
847.635.1474 (RHC)

Text Us:
847.906.2746

Circulation & Interlibrary Loan:
847.635.1642 (DPC)
847.635.1432 (RHC)

Access to Desire2Learn (D2L)

Access your Oakton Community College online courses via the "My Courses" tab in myOakton.

Access to Full-text Articles in Magazines and Journals

Many of the library's online indexes include the full text of articles in magazines and journals. A reference librarian can help you to use the library's online indexes. Call 847.635.1644 during library hours or use the e-mail reference service.

You do not need login information when you are on campus. If you are off campus and are asked for a login, ID, or password, type in your Oakton user name and password (this is the same user name and password you use to login to myOakton and D2L).

Articles that are not full-text on the computer may be obtained in print either from the Oakton Community College Library periodicals collection or through Interlibrary Loan. Please call Jacob Jeremiah at 847.635.1608 for pick up or mailing options.

Access to Oakton Library and I-Share Catalog

To find books use the Oakton Library Catalog.   Please call Jacob Jeremiah at 847.635.1608 for pick up or mailing options. Your MyOakton username and Library/Student ID Number password (on your Oakton Library/Student ID card) are required to request, borrow, and renew books online from the Oakton Library as well as from other I-Share Catalog libraries in Illinois.

Access to Fast Facts & Encyclopedias Online

Oakton Community College Library provides many Full-text reference books online, such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, citation guides, maps, and almanacs.  You do not need login information when you are on campus. If you are off campus and are asked for a login, ID, or password, type in your Oakton user name and password (this is the same user name and password you use to login to myOakton and D2L).

Library/Student ID Card

Here's how to get your Oakton Library/Student ID card, which must be updated each semester:

In person: please bring your current semester course schedule and a picture ID with verification of address (driver's license or state ID) to the Oakton Library circulation desk at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus to get your new Oakton Library/Student ID card.

Online Oakton course students: please contact the Coordinator of Library Operations Jacob Jeremiah at 847.635.1608 for more information about obtaining your Oakton Library/Student ID card. Allow at least one week for processing of the card.

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
November 11, Veterans' Day
Closed
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