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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.
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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

NOVA: Super Skyscrapers (1 DVD, available)

This series follows the building of four extraordinary skyscrapers showing how they will revolutionize where we live, work, how we protect ourselves from earthquakes and terrorist attacks -- and even control the amount of energy we use. As well as following ...

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National Geographic: The Great Indian Railway (1 VHS Tape, available)

Since 1853, India's railway has been a unifying force, linking distant regions and connecting the many classes, languages and religions that comprise India. Journey on one of the world's largest railroads and view sights such as the Himalayas ...

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National Parks: America's Best Idea, a film by Ken Burns (6 DVDs, available)

Nearly a decade in the making, THE NATIONAL PARKS: America's Best Idea, a six-part documentary series from acclaimed filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, is a breathtaking journey through the nation's most spectacular landscapes and a celebration of ...

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Nature, The Best of: 25 Years, Silver Anniversary Collection (1 DVD, available)

Lynn Sherr hosts this spectacular retrospective of television's longest-running and most honored natural history series.For more than a quarter of a century, NATURE has awed us, enlightened us and delighted us in our own living rooms

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Nature: Africa's Incredible Hulks (1 DVD, available)

Programs 1, UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANTS. Award-winning wildlife cameraman Martyn Colbeck has filmed African elephants for more than 15 years, learning to anticipate their every move as he follows them across plains and deserts and into jungles. Program 2, RHINOCEROS. Come face-to-face ...

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Nature: Alaska (1 DVD, available)

Program 1, A MYSTERY IN ALASKA. Part nature study, part detective yarn,this absorbing program recounts one man's effort to find out who-what-is killing Stellar sea lions of Alaska. Program 2, SLED DOGS. It's Alaska's Iditarod Trail ...

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Nature: American Eagle (1 DVD, available)

From the pristine wilderness of Alaska to the Upper Mississippi River Valley, go behind the scenes to discover the eagle's surprisingly tough struggle to survive in the wild

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Nature: Animal Odd Couples (1 DVD, available)

A lion and a coyote, a tortoise and a goose, a goat and a horse, a dog and a deer - cross-species relationships are now being documented in increasing numbers in zoos and sanctuaries around the world. As the stories and ...

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Nature: Cats (1 VHS Tape, available)

Independent, mysterious, aloof and only a ""whisker away"" from their untamed ancestors, CATS takes a closer look at one of nature's perfect predators living in our midst

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Nature: Dogs that Changed the World (1 DVD, available)

Millions of us share our lives with dogs. But this most adored of animal companions was once the wild and savage wolf. How did this astonishing transformation take place? In spectacular location footage, NATURE shows how indispensable certain breeds have ...

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Nature: Europe's Enchanted Lands (1 DVD, available)

Program 1, LAND OF THE FALLING LAKES. In the heart of Croatia lays a hidden treasure, Plitvice Lakes National Park. This extraordinary natural preserve is a fairy tale world with an almost supernatural ability to regenerate and heal itself. Program ...

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Nature: Extraordinary Animal Behavior (1 DVD, available)

Two compelling episodes of Nature capture extraordinary true stories of survival in the wild. Can Animals Predict Disaster? Join scientists around the world as they explore these animal omens, and re-examine ancient ideas about how animals can predict disaster, which ...

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Nature: Extreme Lands of the Americas (1 DVD, available)

Program 1, ANDES: THE DRAGON'S BACK. With glaciers, volcanoes, snow-capped peaks, enormous deserts, tropical rainforests, caustic salt pans, and cloud forests, the Andes are an extraordinary world of diverse terrains, extreme temperatures, and a staggering array of wildlife. Program ...

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Nature: Horses (1 DVD, available)

Episode 1: WILD HORSES OF MONGOLIA with Julia Roberts-Julia Roberts, who shares a passion for horses with the Mongolian people, accepts an invitation to spend several weeks with a nomadic family. Episode 2: HORSE AND RIDER-This program takes viewers on ...

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Nature: Horses (1 DVD, available)

Episode 1: WILD HORSES OF MONGOLIA with Julia Roberts-Julia Roberts, who shares a passion for horses with the Mongolian people, accepts an invitation to spend several weeks with a nomadic family. Episode 2: HORSE AND RIDER-This program takes viewers on ...

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Nature: Hummingbirds, Magic in the Air (1 DVD, checked-out)

Hummingbirds are the smallest warm-blooded creatures on the planet, but they are also among the fastest. NATURE reveals their stunning abilities as they have never been seen before

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Nature: My Life As a Turkey (1 DVD, available)

Based on a true story. Deep in the wilds of Florida, writer and naturalist Joe Hutto was given the rare opportunity to raise wild turkeys from chicks. Hutto spent each day out and about as a ""wild turkey"" with his ...

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Nature: Odd Animal Couples (1 DVD, available)

A lion and a coyote, a tortoise and a goose, a goat and a horse, a dog and a deer - cross-species relationships are now being documented in increasing numbers in zoos and sanctuaries around the world. As the stories and ...

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Nature: Pale Male (1 DVD, available)

Nature tells the story of a daring red-tailed hawk that nested on the ledge of a high rise in the heart of Manhattan in the early 1990s. He mated and established a family of hawks whose presence remains one of ...

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Nature: Penguins (1 DVD, available)

Program 1: PENGUINS OF THE ANTARCTIC. In the most extreme place on earth, the penguins of Antarctica soldier on. From the male emperor penguins to chinstraps, this compelling program captures remarkable footage of penguins as they cope with such a ...

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