Skip to Main Content

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.

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

Did you know we also have a monthly enewsletter for businesses? 
Take a look at a sample here
Click here and check the box next to"News for Businesses." 
Feel free to sign up for any or all of our enewsletters!

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!

Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People
Eclipse: Journeys to the Dark Side of the Moon
In the Days of Rain: A Daughter, a Father, a Cult
A Flag Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of National Symbols
Perfect Plates in 5 Ingredients
Empire Made: My Search for an Outlaw Uncle Who Vanished in British India
350  Tips, Techniques, and Trade Secrets for Knitting
Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups-Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 into $100,000,000
Why the Rich Are Getting Richer
Mask of the Sun: The Science, History and Forgotten Lore of Eclipses
Love, Madness, and Scandal: The Life of Frances Coke Villiers, Viscountess Purbeck
The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II
New Bathroom Idea Book
The Stars in Our Eyes: The Famous, the Infamous, and Why We Care Way Too Much about Them
Women In Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win
South of Forgiveness: A True Story of Rape and Responsibility