Business Services

Business Services, housed within the College's Business and Finance Department, coordinates a range of services, including:


Bookstores are located on both campuses and offer textbooks, other items, and services.

Check hours, locations, and other services on our Bookstore pageEmail the Bookstore


This department handles U.S. and interoffice mail distribution, courier services, shipping, and in-house supplies.

Des Plaines Hours
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Skokie Hours
Mon. - Fri., 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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Intercampus Courier Service

  • The Courier leaves Des Plaines for the Ray Hartstein Campus daily at 1:30 p.m.

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Copy Center

Produces copied materials for the College and its affiliates.
  • Hours*: Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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Food Services

Oakton's new food service provider, Food Services Inc. (FSI), officially started their contract on December 17, 2013. FSI operates cafeterias at both campuses, handles catering requests from staff as well as external corporate clients, and maintains vending machines.
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Coordinates off-site storage of the College's records; serves as Web site coordinator for Business Services.

  • Hours*: Monday - Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

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Processes all purchase requisitions for goods and services for faculty, staff, and administrators. Purchasing also handles computer purchases, office equipment repair, and furniture needs.  It also has the authority to approve business-related contracts.

  • Hours*: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Oakton employees can find additional Business Service information and forms on the employee tab at myOakton.

*The College is closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the summer (late May through mid-August.)