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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.

Databases
Recommended Websites 
Affordable Care Act
Job and Career Resources
Local History
Obituaries
Foreign Language Resources
Magazine and Newspaper Collection
Test Proctoring
Income Tax Information

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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!

When Paris Sizzled: The 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and Their Friends
Decorate for a Party: Stylish and Simple Ideas for Meaningful Gatherings
The Art of The Jungle Book
Dream Treehouses
The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting
Big Bad Breakfast: The Most Important Book of the Day
The Calm and Happy Toddler: Gentle Solutions to Tantrums, Night Waking, Potty Training and More
Taste & Technique: Recipes from a Self-taught Chef
Kevin Zraly Windows on the World Complete Wine Course: Revised and Expanded Edition
Listful Thinking: Using Lists to Be More Productive, Successful and Less Stressed
Sun Moon Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets
StarTalk: Everything You Ever Need to Know About Space Travel, Sci-Fi, the Human Race, the Universe, and Beyond
Dear Debt: A Story About Breaking Up With Debt
The Art of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Fashion Is Freedom: A Girl from Tehran and Her Rise to the Runway
Make It Easy: 120 Mix-and-Match Recipes to Cook from Scratch--with Smart Store-Bought Shortcuts When You Need Them
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