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Interlibrary Loan during COVID-19

If you cannot find the item you are looking for in our cataloge-book collections, or databases, you can request it from other libraries. Simply fill out one of the forms below. Physical items received will first be quarantined for 7 days before being made available for curbside pickup (books with leather and faux leather covers are quarantined for 8 days).

Overdrive

Borrow e-books and audio-books through the NILRC Overdrive Consortium collection on Overdrive. Set up your personal account using your Oakton Library Card/ID. You can also download Libby to access Overdrive on your device (You can also use Libby to borrow books from your public library).

EReadIllinois

Search the EReadIllinois collection over 24,000 e-books and audiobooks. They can be accessed on your device or computer with the Axis 360 app.

Oakton Catalog

Oakton provides a variety of e-books throughout our catalog from CARLI, Springer, and GPO.

If you set up an Adobe account, you can download many of these book to your device for at least 1 week. You will need to use your "MyOakton" login to use these books.

ACLS Humanities Ebooks HEB

This collection contains over 4,000 full-text e-books from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) about various world cultures, religions, history, and more. 

Salem Press eBooks

This collections contains e-books about history, science, careers, literature, finance, politics, and social science.

BiblioBoard

Select "BiblioBoard Library of Illinois" on the BiblioBoard website to access the RAILS e-content collection available to anyone living in Illinois. You can browse curated collections on a variety of subjects. One recommended collection is their Scholarly Resources Collection.