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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

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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!

Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together
Schlesinger: The Imperial Historian
Revolution
The Road to Sleeping Dragon: Learning China from the Ground Up
The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs
Cats I've Known
Walking with Peety: The Dog Who Saved My Life
Lou Reed: A Life
Wild Horse Country: The History, Myth, and Future of the Mustang
David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium
Studio 54 Effect
A Bold and Dangerous Family: The Remarkable Story of an Italian Mother, Her Two Sons, and Their Fight Against Fascism
Dr. Z: The Lost Memoirs of an Irreverent Football Writer
Ballad of the Anarchist Bandits: The Crime Spree that Gripped Belle Epoque Paris
Brain Rules for Aging Well: 10 Principles for Staying Vital, Happy, and Sharp
A Force So Swift: Mao, Truman, and the Birth of Modern China, 1949
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