Oakton operates bookstores at both the Des Plaines and Skokie campuses. Whether you need books, equipment, or personal items, you’ll find what you need.

Des Plaines
Room 1160 • 847.635.1680

Room A130 • 847.635.1421


Monday - Thursday 7:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.*
Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday
*The Oakton bookstores will begin selling books for the Fall semester on August 3rd by appointment only. Click on this link to schedule an appointment. Depending on your class schedule you will be directed to either the Des Plaines or Skokie bookstore.

Products & Services

Text and Trade Books
The Bookstore stocks all required and optional textbooks.  It also rents a limited list of textbooks each semester. Our tradebooks selection includes a variety of dictionaries, thesauri, study aids such as bar charts.

Paper Supplies
The bookstore carries a wide selection of wirebound notebooks, loose leaf paper, and paper for art and photography.

Writing Instruments
The store stocks a variety of pencils, pens, and markers.

Oakton Logo Items
Many of our items – from t-shirts and sweatshirts to pens, notebooks, and mugs – carry the Oakton logo.

Greeting Cards
The bookstore sells greeting cards by Legacy.

A wide variety of gifts and frames are for sale. The Bookstore also carries seasonal gifts.

Candy and Snacks
Candy bars, cookies, and crackers are available for purchase. In addition, the RHC Bookstore has a selection of beverages.

Postage Stamps
Both Bookstores sell stamps in books of 20, limit one per customer.

Payment Options

Cash, check, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover are accepted at both bookstores. Telecheck is used to process all checks. A State driver's license or State ID is required to write a check.