Oakton Library faculty teach research strategies necessary to handle information in various formats to efficiently identify, acquire, evaluate and cite sources of information. In instruction sessions and reference services, faculty increase students' understandint of the structure and availability of information and the application of theoretical concepts about the socioeconomic, legal, and ethical issues related to the use of information, including plagiarism.
The Oakton Library offers access to a collection of over 100,000 books, a selection of databases totaling 27,000 online journals and magazines, and reading rooms with more than 200 print and microfilm periodical titles. The Library is also a selective depository for U.S. government documents. An Oakton Library card is required for checking out books and materials as well as for off-campus access to online resources by students, staff, administrators, and faculty. District residents are provided access and limited circulation privileges to the Library's collection.
At both the Des Plaines and Ray Hartstein Campuses, the Oakton Library staff offers circulation and interlibrary loan services through the 76 member libraries of the Council of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) and OCLC, the international interlibrary loan service. The Oakton Library faculty provide reference services and individual research consultations for students in addition to instruction in online search strategies for classes as scheduled by course instructors. Library faculty also offer a 2-credit-hour information literacy course, LIB 101: Research in the Information Age. More information about the range of library services can be obtained at the reference desk at either campus.
Oakton Community College Library Locations
Oakton Library - Des Plaines Campus (DP)
1600 E. Golf Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Oakton Library - Ray Hartstein Campus (RHC)
7701 Lincoln Ave.
Skokie, IL 60077
Des Plaines & RHC (Skokie) Campus Libraries
Fall 2010 Hours
Mon-Thurs: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday: DP - 7:30 am - 7:30 pm and RHC - 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm