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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!

The Low-Fodmap Solution: Put an End to Ibs Symptoms and Abdominal Pain
Whole New You: How Real Food Transforms Your Life, for a Healthier, More Gorgeous You
Being Transgender: What You Should Know
Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America
The Photo Ark: One Man's Quest to Document the World's Animals
Championship Bowling Psychology
Penguin the Magpie: The Odd Little Bird Who Saved a Family
Becoming Facebook: The 10 Challenges That Defined the Company That's Disrupting the World
Turner Classic Movies: Movie Night Menus: Dinner and Drink Recipes Inspired by the Films We Love
There Is No Good Card for This: What To Say and Do When Life Is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to People You Love
The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures
And Then You're Dead: What Really Happens If You Get Swallowed by a Whale, Are Shot from a Cannon, or Go Barreling over Niagara
Money, Murder, and Dominick Dunne: A Life in Several Acts
Pandora's Lab: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong
The Cut: Lose Up to 10 Pounds in 10 Days and Sculpt Your Best Body
My Cubs: A Love Story
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