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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

I'm Really Going to Miss Me (1 VHS Tape, available)

For many, it is difficult not only to think about death but to listen to someone talk about facing it. This OPB award-winning documentary looks at what life is like for someone confronting death. Listen to the thoughts and witness ...

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I, Claudius (1 DVD, checked-out)

The mini-series follows the history of the Roman Empire, from approximately the death of Marcellus (24/23 BC) to Claudius' own death in 54 AD. As Claudius narrates his life, we witness Augustus' attempts to find an heir, often foiled ...

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Ice Age Flood: Catastrophic Transformation of the West (1 VHS Tape, available)

Spectacular floods changed the landscape of Oregon and Washington some 17,000 years ago when Ice Age glacial dams near Missoula, Montana broke apart and unleashed an inland sea. The powerful flood - what geologists believe was the greatest moving body ...

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Immunize Now!: The Campaign (1 VHS Tape, available)

Less than half of all Oregon pre-schoolers are adequately protected against deadly diseases like diphtheria, rubella, mumps and measles. Learn of OPB's month-long outreach project to get pre-school children immunized

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Improvisation, Norman Granz Presents (1 DVD, available)

In 1944, Norman Granz and Gjon Mili collaborated on a film about jazz music called ""Jammin' the Blues."" In 1950 they collaborated again on a film about jazz improvisation that was never completed. This footage has now been combined with ...

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In Search of Myths and Heroes (1 DVD, available)

Michael Wood embarks on four quests from Greek, Celtic, Biblical and Indian myth. Each journey opens up universal themes as Michael goes in search not only of the historical past and literal truth, but also of the mythic past and ...

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In Search of the Oregon Trail (1 DVD, available)

The actual experience of the Oregon Trail was much more interesting and complex than portrayed on television or in Hollywood films. Actor Stacy Keach narrates this two-part documentary that challenges many of the most commonly held myths about the historic ...

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In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great (1 VHS Tape, available)

Michael Wood hosts this colorful journey across 20,000 miles, 16 countries and four war zones, retracing Alexander's expedition that first joined East and West. At the heart of this epic story is the enigmatic character of Alexander himself ...

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Independent Lens: Being Elmo, A Puppeteer's Journey (1 DVD, available)

Beloved by children of all ages around the world, Elmo is an international icon. But few know about his creator Kevin Clash, whose childhood dream was to work with his idol, Jim Henson

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Independent Lens: Being Elmo, A Puppeteer's Journey (1 DVD, available)

Beloved by children of all ages around the world, Elmo is an international icon. But few know about his creator Kevin Clash, whose childhood dream was to work with his idol, Jim Henson

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