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Our building is closed, but our staff is still working and available for you.

Reach our staff LIVE via chat from Noon to 6 p.m. every day!
Click on the “Chat” icon on our home page. Ask us anything, from book suggestions, help with downloads or databases, we'll even help you with that crossword clue! You can also chat offline outside of Live Chat hours.


For help from a specific library department via email: 

Email our Reference librarians at with questions about our databases, digital magazine access, and research help from business information to crossword puzzle clues.

Reach out to our Reader Services staff at for help with downloadable ebooks and audiobooks, or to help you choose your next great read from what's currently available via our digital offerings. 

To reach Youth Services, email


For questions about your library account, email


Please contact us with general questions about the closing at


Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@prpl1913, @prplteens, and @prplkids) for Book Talks, Instacrafts for kids and teens, as well as updates and information about our online resources and ideas to help you through this shelter-at-home era.


Your Library is Open Online 24/7

If you need a library card to access our online resources...

Apply online and a member of our Patron Services staff will process your card right away. They will send you your card number and pin so you can start accessing our databases and digital offerings. Email with questions.

If you're in need of entertainment...

Thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, music, TV shows and comics are available to check out! All you need is your Park Ridge library card and access to the Internet to get started!

If you’re homeschooling...

Find dozens of databases accessible via our website and your Library card on all subjects and several grade levels.

Don't miss, where you can get online access to more than 3000 tutors who are experts in more than 25 academic subjects including math, science, writing, and social studies. You can use your library card to get help with homework, class projects and papers in all core K-12 subjects as well as AP-level class work and intro-level college coursework. Every session is one-to-one between tutor and student.

Visit our regularly updated pages of free online resources for Families and Adults, curated by PRPL staff.


Community News

Visit the Park Ridge Community Network website for up-to-date community and COVID-19 information!


Mayor, community and church leaders establish Park Ridge Care Team

The Park Ridge Care Team is a network of volunteers established to care for those in need of assistance who are unable or have been advised to avoid going out in public during this time with the pickup of groceries, medicine or other essential items. 

For Park Ridge Care Team assistance call 847-461-9573. This number does not replace 911. For all emergencies, call 911.

Please click here to access a Google Doc that you can share with your networks and submit the name of someone you know who might need help from one of these volunteers.

Once a request has been made someone from the team will reach out to you. The team will be following all best practices being shared by medical authorities. We want to make sure everyone stays safe and healthy. The volunteers will be communicating with that person during their interactions, so they will have confidence in the person’s name and approximate time when they will be helping.

Drop-offs will be made on the person's doorstep or in their mailbox. No person will enter their home.


Local restaurants, businesses offer curbside pickup and delivery

Follow the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce Facebook page for the latest list of restaurants and businesses offering curbside pickup and delivery while we all practice social distancing. Not into social media? Call or email them at 847-825-3121 or


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