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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!

Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables
I Like Ike: The Presidential Election of 1952
Adapt: How Humans Are Tapping into Nature's Secrets to Design and Build a Better Future
Fitness Food: Delicious recipes for peak performance at any level
We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe
The Complete America's Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001-2017: Every Recipe from the Hit TV Show with Product Ratings and a Look Behind the Scenes
Chiltern Firehouse: The Cookbook
How the Zebra Got Its Stripes: Darwinian Stories Told Through Evolutionary Biology
Bit by Bit: How Video Games Transformed Our World
Traptales: The Seven Biggest Traps in Your Life and How to Avoid Them
The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6' 4
I Actually Wore This: Clothes We Can't Believe We Bought
Wise Craft Quilts: A Guide to Turning Beloved Fabrics Into Meaningful Patchwork
Let It Go: Downsizing Your Way to a Richer, Happier Life
The New Koreans: The Story of a Nation
The Geeky Chef Cookbook: Real-Life Recipes for Your Favorite Fantasy Foods - Unofficial Recipes from Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and more