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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

Did you know we also have a monthly enewsletter for businesses? 
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New 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!

Hell's Princess: The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men
From the Outside: My Journey Through Life and the Game I Love
Patriot Number One: American Dreams in Chinatown
Endangered
The Complete Color Harmony, Pantone Edition: Expert Color Information for Professional Results
The Return of the Moguls: How Jeff Bezos and John Henry Are Remaking Newspapers for the Twenty-First Century
Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism
Invested: How Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger Taught Me to Master My Mind, My Emotions, and My Money
Storynomics: Story-Driven Marketing in the Post-Advertising World
Odd Girl Out: My Extraordinary Autistic Life
One Kiss or Two?: The Art and Science of Saying Hello
Kevin Belton's New Orleans Kitchen
Hunting El Chapo: The Inside Story of the American Lawman Who Captured the World's Most-Wanted Drug Lord
Preschool Clues: Raising Smart, Inspired, and Engaged Kids in a Screen-Filled World
Trooper: The Bobcat Who Came in from the Wild
Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon
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