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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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Independent Lens: King Corn (1 DVD, available)

Behind America’s dollar hamburgers and 72-ounce sodas is a key ingredient that quietly fuels our fast-food nation: corn. In KING CORN, recent college graduates Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis leave the east coast for rural Iowa, where they decide ...

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Independent Lens: Lives Worth Living (1 DVD, available)

Lives Worth Living traces the development of consciousness of these pioneers who realized that in order to change the world they needed to work together. Through demonstrations and inside legislative battles, the disability rights community secured equal civil rights for ...

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Independent Lens: Strong! (1 DVD, available)

Cheryl Haworth is the strongest woman in the world. As her athletic career winds down, a post-competitive life takes shape

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Independent Lens: The Real Dirt on Farmer John (1 DVD, available)

The epic tale of Farmer John, a maverick Midwestern farmer who, in spite of the condemnation from his community, bravely transforms his farm amidst a failing economy, vicious rumors and arson. In doing so, he creates a bastion of free ...

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Independent Lens: The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (1 DVD, available)

In a celebration of urban wildness, THE WILD PARROTS OF TELEGRAPH HILL follows formerly homeless street musician Mark Bittner into San Francisco’s avian subculture, where a remarkable flock of wild green-and-red parrots live and work to survive. Dubbed the ...

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Independent Lens: Today's Man (1 DVD, available)

TODAY’S MAN tells the story of Nicky Gottlieb, a former child genius who, at age 21, is diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. People with Asperger’s, which is a form of autism, tend to be highly intelligent—often geniuses in ...

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Independent Lens: Water Flowing Together (1 DVD, available)

This is the story of a remarkable dancer, Jock Soto, who retired from the New York City Ballet at age 40, after a 24-year career. Soto's journey as an openly gay man of Navajo Indian and Puerto Rican descent ...

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Innocence in the Age of Infamy (1 VHS Tape, available)

This documentary tells the stories of scrapbooks, rather than the history of textbooks, as it weaves original photographs and rare footage with firsthand accounts from people who came of age during WWII

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Inside, Oshkosh Air Show (1 DVD, available)

AirVenture Oshkosh is the largest air show on the planet, with more than 10,000 aircraft and more than half a million people. Viewers get an insider’s perspective when INSIDE flies along with the world’s best aerobatic pilots ...

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Inspector Morse (1 VHS Tape, available)

Portrayed by John Thaw, Inspector Morse has become an international celebrity seen by more than 750 million people in 50 countries. These episodes pit Inspector Morse and Sgt. Lewis against an array of murderous villains that challenge their keenest powers ...

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