Ordering Books between Campuses Help Guide

If the book that you need is at Oakton’s other campus—either Des Plaines or Skokie—you can have it sent to the location that is more convenient for you. 

You Must Have a Current Library Card To Borrow Books

Access our printable handout for sample screen images that correspond with the explanation. 

Sign In

You must be logged in before you can access the requesting options. Therefore, it is a good idea to login each time you search our catalog.

Click the “Sign In” button in the upper right-hand corner of the page. Select “My Oakton Login” from the screen that pops up. Then enter your MyOakton username and password.


Type your keywords or title into the search box. As you type, a pop-up menu will appear which will give you options to search through the Library Catalog, Articles, EBSCO Articles, Course Reserves, All I-Share Libraries, and Everything.

Because you are searching for a book at Oakton, select “Library Catalog”. Click the magnifying glass or press enter to start your search.

The results list shows you the title, author, publication date, and whether or not the item is available.

To find the most recently published books, change the Sort by option to “Date-newest.”

You can also narrow your search by selecting options on the left hand side of the screen under “Tweak your results.” The search can be limited by:

  • Availability
  • Subject
  • Local Subject
  • Author/Creator
  • Location
  • Library
  • Institution
  • Creation Date
  • Language
  • Resource Type
  • Genre

View the Item

View the item you wish to order by clicking the title.

While viewing the item record, the Get It section will show which campus(es) own the book. Campus location will be listed below. Make sure there is one item listed as available, then click “Request” in the REQUEST section.

Choose a Pick-Up Location

A form will pop up, directing you to select the Pickup Institution and the Pickup Location. Choose “Oakton Community College (OAK)—Skokie, IL and Des Plaines, IL” for the Institution. Select the campus you where you want your item sent, either “Oakton, Des Plaines,” or “Oakton, Skokie,” for the Pickup Location.

Then click “SEND REQUEST.”

Log Out

Once you are finished, always click your name, and then click “Sign out” from the upper right hand corner and close your browser when you are finished.

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