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About Park Ridge Public Library

The Park Ridge Public Library is a city library that serves the residents of Park Ridge, Illinois. The Library's service boundaries are the city limits.

The Library is open 7 days a week year-round, a total of 70 hours per week.

The Park Ridge Public Library is a member of the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS). Park Ridge residents may use their Park Ridge library card to borrow materials from hundreds of public libraries across northern Illinois that are RAILS members. For a list of public libraries in RAILS go to


Free 3 hour parking is available in the parking lot next to the Library. If you plan to use the Library for more than 3 hours please refer to the Parking Map for long term parking options, including 5 and 12 hour meters and pay boxes.

CCS Library Consortium

The Library is a Member of the CCS Consortium, a group of 24 public libraries that share the cost and maintenance of an online catalog and circulation system. This means that you can easily search the holdings of all 24 libraries and place holds on items that the Park Ridge Public Library does not own.

Financial Information
2015/16 Budget - $4,744,657 including $420,000 in Capital Expenses
Employees: 30 Full-Time and 57 Part-Time

For detailed information, click on the links below:
Budget Information is included with City Budget
Financial Reports - Information is included with City of Park Ridge Financial Data
Employee Compensation - Information is included with City of Park Ridge
Employee Data

Freedom of Information (FOIA) Anyone wishing to obtain information about the Library should contact the Library's Business Office during regular business hours - Monday - Friday 9 - 5 p.m. or by calling 847-720-3202. Inquires may be sent to the Library Director at You may request information using the form below.


Holiday Schedule
The Library is closed the following days:

January 1
February 27 - Staff Training Day
April 20
May 24 & 25
July 3 (Library closes at 6 p.m.)
July 4
September 6 & 7
November 25 (Library closes at 6 p.m.)
November 26
December 24 & 25
December 31

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