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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.

Recommended Websites 
Affordable Care Act
Job and Career Resources
Local History
Foreign Language Resources
Magazine and Newspaper Collection
Test Proctoring
Income Tax Information

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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!

Chicago's Polish Downtown
The Personalized Diet: Discover Your Unique Diet Profile and Eat Right for You
The Healing Powers of Tea
Close to Om: Stretching Yoga from Your Mat to Your Life
Believe It to Achieve It: Overcome Your Doubts, Let Go of the Past, and Unlock Your Full Potential
Power Bowls: 100 Perfectly Balanced Meals in a Bowl
If These Walls Could Talk: Chicago Blackhawks: Stories from the Chicago Blackhawks' Ice, Locker Room, and Press Box
Wedding Days: When and How Great Marriages Began
The Clarity Cleanse: 12 Steps to Finding Renewed Energy, Spiritual Fulfillment, and Emotional Healing
The Super Carb Diet: Shed Pounds, Build Strength, Eat Real Food
The Cost of Being a Girl: Working Teens and the Origins of the Gender Wage Gap
What's Making Our Children Sick?: How Industrial Food Is Causing an Epidemic of Chronic Illness, and What Parents (and Doctors) Can Do about It
Mayo Clinic The Integrative Guide to Good Health: Home Remedies Meet Alternative Therapies to Transform Well-Being
Journey: An Illustrated History of Travel
About Decorating: The Remarkable Rooms of Richard Keith Langham
Pretty Intense: The 90-Day Mind, Body and Food Plan That Will Absolutely Change Your Life