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Library Services

How to Get Your Oakton Library/Student ID Card

To get or renew your Oakton Library/Student ID card, please bring your Student Detailed Schedule for the current semester and a picture ID (driver's license or state ID) to the circulation desk at the Oakton Library Des Plaines or RHC Skokie campus. You can use your Oakton Library/Student ID card to check out books and renew books.

How to Borrow a Book from Your Oakton Campus Library:

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

How to Borrow a Book from the Other Oakton Campus Library:

You can borrow a book directly from the other campus library using the Oakton Community College Library Catalog and your Oakton Library/Student ID card. The easiest way to do this is to ask at the circulation or reference desk for assistance. If you need help requesting books, please call 847.635.1642 or 847.635.1432.

How to Borrow a Book Online from Other Academic Libraries in Illinois

Oakton Community College students and faculty may request interlibrary loan books from other CARLI member libraries through the I-Share Catalog by using your Oakton Library/Student ID card (CARLI is the acronym for Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois.) If you need help requesting books, please call 847.635.1642 or 847.635.1432.

The library staff will email you when a book arrives at the campus library where you requested the book to be sent. To pick up your books, please visit the circulation desk with your Oakton Library/Student ID card. If you don't have an Oakton Library/Student ID card please apply for one at the circulation desk.

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 Marilyn Clay at 847.635.1608 for pick up or mailing options.

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 Hours

Library
Interim Hours
August 11 - 24
Mon - Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sat - Sun: Closed
Special Closings
Wednesday, August 20
DP: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
RHC: 11:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed

September 1, Labor Day
Closed
Fall Hours
Starting August 25
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
Library