Ordering Books between Campuses Help Guide

If the book that you need is at Oakton’s other campus — either Des Plaines or Ray Hartstein in Skokie — you can have it sent to the location that is more convenient for you. Follow the easy steps below and it will arrive the next weekday!

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

You Must Have a Current Library Card to Order Books


Start at the Login screen in the library catalog.

Enter your library Username and Password, and then click Login.

First time only:
If you have not yet set up a library account in the catalog, you will need to click Create New Account, found under the login button. Fill out the form and click Submit.


Type your keywords in the search box.

Refine your search by selecting the type of search (Keyword, Title, Author, Subject, or ISBN/ISSN) from the drop-down menu next to the search box.

Click the Find button to start your search.

If needed, you can switch from the Basic Search screen to the Advanced Search screen by clicking the link under the search box.

View the Item

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

Click the Location and Availability holdings tab to show which campus(es) own the book.

Make sure the book is listed as Available in the Status line of the book record.

Click the Request Item tab.

Choose a Pick-Up Location

The next screen allows you to select a pick-up location for your item.  Pick the desired campus (DP CIRCULATION or RHC CIRCULATION) from the “Choose pick-up location” drop-down menu.

Click the Request button.

Log Out

Always click Log Out from the upper right hand side and close your browser when you are finished.

Need additional help?
Ask a Reference Librarian!

Des Plaines Campus Library, 2nd floor, 847.635.1644

Skokie Library, Room A200, 847.635.1474