Library Services for Faculty and Staff

How to Request a Library Research Instruction Session for Your Newly "Flexible Instruction" Class

The Oakton Library faculty will teach research skills and concepts tailored to the goals of your research assignments using asynchronous learning materials including research guides, tutorials, videos, discussion boards, chat reference and more.

To schedule library research instruction session for your class please complete the form below. 

Fill-in Form: Library Research Instruction Form
Email: Martinique Hallerduff,

How to Request Library Research Instruction and Support for Your Online Class

The Oakton Library faculty will provide library research instruction and support tailored to the goals of your online class research assignments. 

To arrange library research instruction and support for your online class, please contact:

Phone: 847.635.1727
Email: Julia Fraas,

How to Get Your Oakton Library Card

To get your Oakton Library card, bring a picture ID (driver's license or state ID) to the circulation desk at the Des Plaines or RHC Skokie campus library. 

Top 5 reasons for Faculty, Staff, and Administrators to get an Oakton Library Card:

  • Check out and renew books
  • Check out videos for 4 weeks for free
  • Borrow books from over 90 other academic and research libraries in Illinois
  • Use as an ID at Oakton's Fitness Center
  • Request and renew materials online
  • Be a role model for Oakton students

How to Place Books and Other Items on Reserve in the Oakton Library

Books, articles, and other materials may be placed on Reserve at the Circulation Desk for the semester in which students will need them. Copyright restrictions may apply to the placement of photocopied articles on Reserve. Copyright permission forms are available in division offices.

For more information on how to place materials on reserve, please call:
Des Plaines: 847.635.1642
Skokie: 847.635.1432

How to Borrow an Item from Your Oakton Campus Library

Take the book, DVD, kit, etc. and your Oakton Library card to the Des Plaines or Skokie Campus Library Circulation Desk. Staff will check it out for you.

How to Borrow an Item from the Other Oakton Campus Library

You can borrow an item directly from the other campus library using the Oakton Community College Library Catalog and your Oakton Library card. The easiest way to do this is to ask at the circulation or reference desk for assistance. If you need help requesting books, please call 847.635.1642 or 847.635.1432.

How to Borrow an Item Online from Other Academic Libraries in Illinois

Oakton Community College students and faculty may request interlibrary loan items from other CARLI member libraries through the I-Share Catalog by using their Oakton Library cards (CARLI is the acronym for Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois.) If you need help requesting an item, please call 847.635.1642 or 847.635.1432. The library staff will call you when your item arrives at the campus library where you requested it to be sent. To pick up your item, please visit the circulation desk with your Oakton Library card.