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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

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!

Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein
Lady Death: The Memoirs of Stalin's Sniper
The Boys of Fairy Town: Sodomites, Female Impersonators, Third-Sexers, Pansies, Queers, and Sex Morons in Chicago's First Century
Bad Advice: Or Why Celebrities, Politicians, and Activists Aren't Your Best Source of Health Information
Birds of a Feather: A True Story of Hope and the Healing Power of Animals
Uncivil Warriors: The Lawyers' Civil War
And Then We Danced: A Voyage into the Groove
The Circadian Code: Lose Weight, Supercharge Your Energy, and Transform Your Health from Morning to Midnight
The Terrible
How Do I Tax Thee?: A Field Guide to the Great American Rip-Off
The Good Mothers: The True Story of the Women Who Took on the World’s Most Powerful Mafia
5 Day Weekend: Freedom to Make Your Life and Work Rich with Purpose
The Debatable Land: The Lost World Between Scotland and England
The Secret Life of Cows
Shapeshifters: A Journey Through the Changing Human Body
Red Card: How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the World's Biggest Sports Scandal
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