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Exploration Library

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 on the 2nd floor in Readers' Services, but umbrellas and bike locks can be found at the Patron Services Desk. Find more information about these exciting items on our Exploration Library page.

Home Delivery 

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 on the words "Home Delivery" or contact Cathy Thompson, Library Outreach Coordinator at 847-720-3382.

Low Vision Services

To learn more about the services the Library offers for patrons with low vision, click on the words "Low Vision Services" or contact contact Cathy Thompson, Library Outreach Coordinator at 847-720-3382.

Media Lab

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 call Reference at 847-720-3230 if you have any questions.

The Studio

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.

Museum and Attraction Passes

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

Reserve a Meeting Room

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

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.

Test Proctoring

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.

Voter Registration

You may register to vote at the Library. Please stop by the Business Office Monday - Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and bring two pieces of identification with your current address.

Wireless Printing

WiFi is available throughout the Library along with wireless printing.