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Please note, some services may not be available at this time. Please click on the heading to find the latest information for each service, or call 847-825-3123.

Expand your horizons! Explore the world and beyond by checking out telescopes, robots, green screen kits, GoPro cameras, and more. Most items are available to view and check out at the Patron Services Desk. Find more information about these exciting items on our Exploration Library page.

Check Out the Collection

Photo of Dash, a programmable robot. Dash is a light blue robot about eight inches tall, made up of three spheres and one camera eye.

Photo of a bocce ball set with a cream-colored carrying case and eight colorful bocce balls.

Photo of the moon and a green and black compact reflector telescope

If you or someone you know is unable to come to the Library due to an illness, injury, or disability, please let us know. We have volunteers that will deliver and pick up library materials for you. To learn more, click below or contact Cathy Thompson, Library outreach coordinator, at 847-720-3382.

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Person using a magnifying machine to read

To learn more about the services the Library offers for patrons with low vision, click below or contact Cathy Thompson, Library Outreach Coordinator at 847-720-3382.

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Thanks to the generosity of the Bruce A. Michel Trust, patrons have access to a Mac computer loaded with Adobe products, including Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Muse, and Photoshop. We also have equipment for digitizing your old family photos and videos, podcasting, and more. An orientation is required to use the Lab. Please click the button below or call Reference at 847-720-3230 if you have any questions.

Visit the Media Lab Webpage

The Studio, our new makerspace, is a collaborative place that encourages creative exploration, design, and building, using a variety of technology and equipment. The Studio is generously sponsored by the Bruce A. Michel trust.

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Cricut Maker

Ellison Die Cut

Sewing Machine

We have two programs that offer patrons free passes, discounted admission, and other deals from a wide variety of Illinois cultural attractions.

Explore Museum Adventure Passes

Preferred Author List

Be automatically on the reserve list for your favorite authors every time they write a new book! For the complete list of available authors, stop by the Reader Services Desk on the 2nd floor or click the button below.

View the List of Authors

The Library has two meeting rooms for use by nonprofit community groups and businesses, for non-commercial purposes.  Due to the demand for these rooms, groups may reserve a meeting room only once every three months.

Reserve a Room

Park Ridge Library study rooms


We have five study rooms available for patron use.  There are no reservations:  they are first come, first served. Patrons are guaranteed two hours in a study room and can stay longer if there is no waiting list.

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The Park Ridge Public Library offers test proctoring for students of long-distance or online learning programs and for professionals taking licensing exams. We proctor written exams only. We do not proctor exams requiring a computer or other technology.

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WiFi is available throughout the Library along with wireless printing.

Access Wireless Printing at the Library here.

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Install this application on your home screen for quick and easy access when you’re on the go.

Just tap then “Add to Home Screen”

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