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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!

Weddiculous: An Unfiltered Guide to Being a Bride
A Big Bang in a Little Room: The Quest to Create New Universes
Fusion Workouts: Fitness, Yoga, Pilates, and Barre
Fresh from the Garden: An Organic Guide to Growing Vegetables, Berries, and Herbs in Cold Climates
Good Housekeeping Easy Paleo: 70 Delicious Recipes
Organized Enough: The Anti-Perfectionist's Guide to Getting--and Staying--Organized
The Toddler Brain: Nurture the Skills Today that Will Shape Your Child�s Tomorrow
I'll Be Damned: How My Young and Restless Life Led Me to America's #1 Daytime Drama
The Chosen Few: The Story of US Paratroopers in the Mountains of Afghanistan--and Their Heroic Struggle to Survive
The New Alpha: Join the Rising Movement of Influencers and Changemakers Who Are Redefining Leadership
Here's the Plan.: Your Practical, Tactical Guide to Advancing Your Career During Pregnancy and Parenthood
Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less -  and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined
The Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data
Always a Bridesmaid (for Hire): Stories on Growing Up, Looking for Love, and Walking Down the Aisle for Complete Strangers
The Happiest Mommy You Know: Why Putting Your Kids First is the Last Thing You Should Do
Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: The Mavericks Who Plotted Hitler's Defeat