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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!

The Electrifying Fall of Rainbow City: Spectacle and Assassination at the 1901 World's Fair
City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York
A Life Well Played: My Stories
Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today
Finding the Blue Sky: A Mindful Approach to Choosing Happiness Here and Now
A Very English Scandal
Mel Brooks' Annotated Young Frankenstein: The Behind the Scenes Story of the Making of the Film
Food Freedom Forever: Letting Go of Bad Habits, Guilt, and Anxiety Around Food by the Co-Creator of the Whole30
Mini Makers: Crafty Makes to Create with Your Kids
Adolfo Kaminsky: A Forger's Life
The Mommy Shorts Guide to Remarkably Average Parenting
Who Killed These Girls?: The Twenty-Five-Year History of Austin's Yogurt Shop Murders
Lucky Dog Lessons: Train Your Dog in 7 Days
Let Me Out: Unlock Your Creative Mind and Bring Your Ideas to Life
Lost Among the Birds: Accidentally Finding Myself in One Very Big Year
How The Secret Changed My Life: Real People. Real Stories.