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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 Little Book of Life Hacks: How to Make Your Life Happier, Healthier, and More Beautiful
The Flight: Charles Lindbergh's Daring and Immortal 1927 Transatlantic Crossing
The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss
Knights in Training: Ten Principles for Raising Honorable, Courageous, and Compassionate Boys
Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West
Healing Children: A Surgeon's Stories from the Frontiers of Pediatric Medicine
Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens
Memory's Last Breath: Field Notes on My Dementia
The Seeds of Life: From Aristotle to da Vinci, from Sharks' Teeth to Frogs' Pants, the Long and Strange Quest to Discover Where Babies Come From
Snooze: The Lost Art of Sleep
Mean Dads for a Better America: The Generous Rewards of an Old-Fashioned Childhood
The Song and the Silence
Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular
Law and Disorder: The Chaotic Birth of the NYPD
Dare to Be Kind: How Extraordinary Compassion Can Transform Our World
Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances
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