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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!

Putin: His Downfall and Russia's Coming Crash
Ways of Grace: Stories of Activism, Adversity, and How Sports Can Bring Us Together
The Mental Game of Baseball: A Guide to Peak Performance
Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work That Lasts
Lincoln and the Abolitionists: John Quincy Adams, Slavery, and the Civil War
The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone
My Glory Was I Had Such Friends: A Memoir
The Women Who Flew for Hitler
Unsafe at Any Meal: What the FDA Does Not Want You to Know about the Foods You Eat
As My Parents Age: Reflections on Life, Love, and Change
Homing Instincts: Early Motherhood on a Midwestern Farm
Life on Mars
The Harvest Baker: Sweet and Savory Baked Goods Made with Fresh Vegetables and Herbs
The Chicago Tribune Book of the Chicago Cubs: A Decade-By-Decade History
Curiosities of Paris: An idiosyncratic guide to overlooked delights... hidden in plain sight
Obama: The Call of History