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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 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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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!

This Is the Way the World Ends: How Droughts and Die-Offs, Heat Waves and Hurricanes Are Converging on America
The Diabetic Cookbook of Tex-Mex and Mexican Recipes: 150 Quick and Easy Mexican Recipes from Tacos to Tortas, Tortillas and More!
How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide
Erebus: One Ship, Two Epic Voyages, and the Greatest Naval Mystery of All Time
The Billionaire Raj: A Journey Through India's New Gilded Age
The Complete Slow Cooker: From Appetizers to Desserts - 400 Must-Have Recipes That Cook While You Play
Valley Forge
Doughnuts: 90 Simple and Delicious Recipes to Make at Home
City of Light: The Making of Modern Paris
Plight of the Living Dead: What Real-Life Zombies Reveal about Our World--And Ourselves
Sons of Freedom: The Forgotten American Soldiers Who Defeated Germany in World War I
It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work
Llewellyn's Little Book of Halloween
1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List
Schumann: The Faces and the Masks
Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart