Get a Library Card/Owl ID

Digital Library Card/Owl ID

To apply for a 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. We will send you a digital copy of your library card within 4 business days to you via email. You can show your digital card at the library to get a physical card once we reopen. If you need to have a physical card now, you can request it on the form. It will take up to 2 weeks for the physical card to be mailed to you off campus.

What Can I Do With My Card?

  • Borrow books, dvds, tablets, hotspots, etc. from either campus library
  • Borrow items from over 90 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 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