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
*For the safety of our students and staff we will not be accepting walk ins. Appointments only. To schedule an appointment email

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.

Computer Software
A limited selection of Windows and Mac computer software is available for sale to students, faculty, and staff. Proper identification is required.

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.