Get a Library Card/Owl ID

Apply In Person

To apply in person, please bring a photo ID to the front desk at either campus.

Apply Online

To apply online for a physical and/or digital library card/Owl ID, please fill out and submit our Library Card Request Form. Students must be registered for classes in a current or future semester to apply. Employees may also apply.

If you apply online, we will send you a digital copy of your library card within 2 business days via email. You can then choose to either pick up your physical card or have it mailed to you (it will take up to 2 weeks for the physical card to be mailed to you off campus).

EMT, Medical Assistant, Nursing, Phlebotomy, or PTA cards applied for online will be sent to the teacher to distribute in class.

What Can I Do With My Card?

  • Borrow books, DVDs, tablets, hotspots, etc. from either campus library
  • Borrow items from over 80 different colleges and universities throughout the state
  • Borrow books from anywhere in the United States
  • Borrow equipment from media services
  • Use it as a student ID
  • Use it in the Learning Center to check-in for tutoring (not required during COVID-19).
  • Use it as at the Testing Center (in addition to a photo ID), Learning Center, and Fitness Center
  • Use it as a student ID to get discounts anywhere that offers "student" prices with no age limit (movie theaters, museums, Ravinia, etc.)

How To Borrow a Book or Other Items

  1. Go to the Oakton Catalog
  2. Click Sign In on upper right corner of the screen
  3. Login using your MyOakton login
  4. Look up the item you wish to borrow
  5. Click the link in the Get It section to request the item
  6. Fill out the form, and submit
  7. We will contact you via email when the item is available with instructions on curbside pickup

How To Renew Your Books

  1. Go to the Oakton Catalog
  2. Click Sign In on upper right corner of the screen
  3. Login using your MyOakton login
  4. Click on your name in the upper right corner
  5. Click on My Loans
  6. Click the box(es) to the right of each item you want to renew
  7. When all the books you wish to renew are selected, click “Renew Selected Items” button at the bottom of the page
  8. If there is no option to renew, contact us at renewlib@oakton.edu to request a renewal there