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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.

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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!

A Course Called Scotland: Searching the Home of Golf for the Secret to Its Game
The Victorian and the Romantic: A Memoir, a Love Story, and a Friendship Across Time
The Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation
The Price of Greatness: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and the Creation of American Oligarchy
Hunting Charles Manson: The Quest for Justice in the Days of Helter Skelter
Bad Call: A Summer Job on a New York Ambulance
Henry Clay: The Man Who Would Be President
Dream Teams: Working Together Without Falling Apart
The Clear Skin Diet: The Six-Week Program for Beautiful Skin
Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump
Formerly Known As Food: How the Industrial Food System Is Changing Our Minds, Bodies, and Culture
The Darker the Night, the Brighter the Stars: A Neuropsychologist's Odyssey Through Consciousness
Sugar: The World Corrupted: From Slavery to Obesity
Copycats and Contrarians: Why We Follow Others... and When We Don't
Ticker: The Quest to Create an Artificial Heart
Pence: The Path to Power