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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 Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography
Confessions of a Wall Street Insider: A Cautionary Tale of Rats, Feds, and Banksters
The First Love Story: Adam, Eve, and Us
Loveable: Embracing What Is Truest About You, So You Can Truly Embrace Your Life
The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Misérables
A Colony in a Nation
Time to Talk: What You Need to Know about Your Child's Speech and Language Development
City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris
How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids
Grace Notes: My Recollections
She Sheds: A Room of Your Own
The Norse Myths: A Guide to Viking and Scandinavian Gods and Heroes
Comfort and Glory: Two Centuries of American Quilts from the Briscoe Center
The Art of Elegance: Classic Interiors
Domus: A Journey into Italy's Most Creative Interiors
Charlton Heston: Hollywood's Last Icon