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Research & Learn

The Reference Department serves patrons from 6th grade through adult in person, by telephone, email and instant messaging using a wide variety of print and online resources. These resources include a reference book collection and over 70,000 non-fiction titles. 

Through Interlibrary Loan, we can also obtain items held by other libraries. Patrons also have access to over 300 magazine and newspaper subscriptions in addition to over 50 databases. Most of the databases are available to Park Ridge Public Library cardholders from home. We also have 21 public computers with access to our databases, the internet and various software programs including Word 2010, Excel 2010 and PowerPoint 2010.

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Nonfiction Titles

If you are interested in any of these new titles, give us a call at 847-720-3230. We'd be happy to help!

Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole
LaFosse & Alexander's Essential Book of Origami: The Complete Guide for Everyone
The Gourmet Kitchen: Recipes from the Creator of Savory Simple
100 Plants to Save the Bees: Provide and Protect the Blooms That Pollinators Need to Survive and Thrive
Breathe: 14 Days to Oxygenating, Recharging, and Fueling Your Body and Brain
Entanglement: The Secret Lives of Hair
The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook
The Wellness Mama Cookbook: More Than 200 Easy, Wholesome, Grain-Free Recipes for a Healthier Family
Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace
The Hot Topic: A Life-Changing Look at the Change of Life
Citizen Science: How Ordinary People are Changing the Face of Discovery
The Power of Off: The Mindful Way to Stay Sane in a Virtual World
The Hormone Boost: How to Power Up Your 6 Essential Hormones for Strength, Energy, and Weight Loss
The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet: Eat Plants, Lose Weight, Save Your Health
The Case Against Sugar
No Quarter: The Three Lives of Jimmy Page