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About the Lending Library

The OPB Lending Library is a benefit we are pleased to offer to:

Members and Partners may borrow up to 2 items at a time for up to 21 days.

We'll send you the media items by mail, including a return envelope and postage for convenient return.

If the item you have selected is currently on loan, we will be happy to reserve it for you. We hope you enjoy this service.

How to use our online request form

  1. Find a title you like and click its "Details / Add to list" link.
  2. To request the item, click the "Add to Request List" button at the bottom of the detail page.
  3. You may add up to two items to your request list.
  4. To check out, click "Check Out" from the bottom of your Request List.
  5. On the next page, select your OPB membership status from the pull-down menu.
  6. Enter your shipping/contact information and any comments you may have.
  7. Click the "Submit" button at the bottom of the page.
  8. Your request will be on its way!

For more information or to select by phone:

If you're a Business Partner, please e-mail Lori Bernet or call 503.293.1950.

If you're a Cornerstone Society, President's Council or Wyllis Johnson Legacy Society member, please e-mail Julie Arnzen or call 503.977.7765.

Cornerstone Society Lending Library

A Service for OPB Cornerstone Members and Business Partners

A Girl's Life with Rachel Simmons (1 DVD, available)

Researcher and author Rachel Simmons examines the challenges facing young women as they surf the waves of 21st century adolescence. Simmons interviews parents, psychologists, teachers, and social workers who are helping nurture girls into capable, resilient adults. She also talks ...

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A Great Day in Harlem (1 DVD, available)

In August of 1958, in front of a Harlem brownstone, first-time photographer Art Kane assembled 57 of the greatest jazz stars of all time and snapped a picture that would live forever. Narrated by Quincy Jones, this Academy Award-nominated documentary ...

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A Lion in the House (2 DVDs, available)

A LION IN THE HOUSE follows the stories of five exceptional children and their families as they battle pediatric cancer. From the trauma of diagnosis to the physical toll of treatment, this series documents the stresses that can tear a ...

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A Summer of Birds: John James Audubon at Oakley House (1 DVD, available)

A SUMMER OF BIRDS details a relatively unknown chapter in the life of renowned naturalist painter, ornithologist and literary figure John James Audubon. Based on the acclaimed book, A Summer of Birds: John James Audubon at Oakley House by award-winning ...

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A. Einstein: How I See the World (1 VHS Tape, available)

Although Einstein was the greatest scientific genius of the century, this portrait is as much about the humanity of the man as it is about his legendary accomplishments. Narrated by actor William Hurt.

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ADD & Loving It?! (1 DVD, available)

Comedian Patrick McKenna seeks a diagnosis for ADHD and learns the facts from an impressive array of experts.

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Adirondacks (1 DVD, available)

On six million acres in upstate New York, the Adirondack Park is by far the largest park in the lower 48 states. Its land is divided almost evenly between protected wilderness and privately owned tracts creating a pattern of ownership ...

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Adventure Lodges of North America (1 DVD, available)

From a three-story floating resort in British Columbia to an historic island inn on the Atlantic Ocean to a rustic chalet in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, ADVENTURE LODGES offers an intimate look at remote lodges in some of the world ...

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Adventures of Guy Noir, The (1 Audio CD, available)

Radio Private Eye with Garrison Keillor.

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Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The (5 VHS Tapes, available)

Enjoy the spellbinding adventures of the world's greatest detective, dramatized from the timeless stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, starring Jeremy Brett. The five famous cases are: The RED-HEADED LEAGUE, THE FINAL PROBLEM, THE COPPER BEECHES, THE CROOKED MAN ...

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African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross (6 DVDs, available)

Explore with Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives they developed -- forging their own history, culture and society against unimaginable odds

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Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery (2 DVDs, available)

This four-part series takes viewers on a journey through the birth of America - from Jamestown in 1607 to the start of the Civil War in 1861 - and shows the dramatic effect slavery had in shaping our country.

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Aleutians, The: Cradle of the Storms (1 VHS Tape, available)

Stretching 1200 miles from Alaska to the Bering Sea, the Aleutians are a beautiful rugged landscape, challenging inhabitants with a demanding, harsh environment

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Aleutians, The: Cradle of the Storms (1 DVD, available)

A 2-part series that tells the story of a beautiful and raw land and its people who have endured and survived wave of invaders and a relentless, unpredictable climate. The Aleutian Islands span the seas between Alaska ad Siberia, a ...

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Alone In The Wilderness (1 DVD, available)

Alone in the Wilderness is the documentary of Richard Proenneke, the subject of the book ""One Man's Wilderness: an Alaskan Odyssey"". Richard Proenneke built his own cabin in the wilderness near Twin Lakes, in what is now Lake Clark ...

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Amazing Grace with Bill Moyers (1 VHS Tape, available)

This top-rated program presents the adaptations of this enduring hymn by scores of performers, from country music to gospel to folk singers. You'll see and hear Johnny Cash, Jean Ritchie and the Boys Choir of Harlem, all recorded on ...

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America at a Crossroads: Kansas to Kandahar (1 DVD, available)

This documentary explores the response of the U.S. military in the war on terror, examining the service of army reservists as they are called for an extended tour of duty. Viewers follow the experiences and emotions of a helicopter ...

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America's Scenic Rail Journeys (4 VHS Tapes, available)

From the Pacific Ocean's rugged coastline to the autumn splendor of the Adirondacks, Mexico's colossal canyon to British Columbia's majestic peaks, this series uncovers the remarkable natural beauty and rich history of North America's less-traveled areas ...

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American Experience: A Family Gathering (1 DVD, available)

A Family Gathering tells the story of filmmaker Lise Yasui’s personal odyssey to uncover the history of her Japanese-American family in America. The film traces the Yasuis’ experiences settling in this country before World War I, through incarceration at ...

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American Experience: Amelia Earhart (1 VHS Tape, available)

Learn more about this famous woman aviator and her still perplexing disappearance.

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