Find E-books

Interlibrary Loan during COVID-19

If you cannot find the item you are looking for in one of our catalogs or databases, you can request it from other libraries. Simply fill out one of the forms below, and we will try to get the e-book or article you are requesting and send it to your Oakton e-mail.
Tip: Chapter requests for books are easier to get than entire books.


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).


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.

Please visit our Access Ebooks & Audiobooks through EReadIllinois libguide for more information about downloading and navigating the 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.


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.