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Library System

Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS)

The Park Ridge Public Library is a member of RAILS.

You may use your Park Ridge library card to check out materials at any of over 400 public libraries in RAILS and you can return materials at the library where you checked them out or at any other library in RAILS.

Complete list of public libraries in RAILS

RAILS Resource Sharing Policy

RAILS is funded by an annual grant from the Illinois State Library.  One of their key roles is to facilitate resource sharing among libraries by managing a delivery service that transports millions of items between libraries each year.


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 public libraries and place holds on items that the Park Ridge Public Library does not own. 

Member libraries include:

Algonquin
Cary
Crystal Lake
Des Plaines
Dundee Township
Ela (Lake Zurich)
Evanston
Fremont (Mundelein)
Glencoe
Glenview
Highland Park
Huntley
Lake Forest
Lake Villa
Lincolnwood
McHenry
Niles
Northbrook
Park Ridge
Prospect Heights
Round Lake
Wilmette
Winnetka-Northfield
Zion-Benton 

 

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