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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

Paradise Road (1 DVD, available)

Through a wealth of archival photos and early motion pictures, view the construction process of the historic Columbia River Highway. Learn how this technological masterpiece overcame political controversy, technical difficulty and financial crisis to transform the Columbia Gorge.

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Partner to Genius: A Biography of Olgivanna Lloyd Wright (1 VHS Tape, available)

This award-winning documentary traces the fascinating life of the mysterious, charismatic woman who seemed fated to marry Frank Lloyd Wright. The program weaves interviews with present and past members of the Taliesin Fellowship, daughter Lovanna and granddaughter Eve, family films ...

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Perilous Fight, The: America's World War II in Color (1 DVD, available)

Part One, INFAMY (1919-1942) Opening with some of the earliest color motion picture images ever filmed-of a victory parade in Paris at the end of World War I-this episode takes viewers from the years leading up to the outbreak of ...

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Perservation Hall Jazz Band: A Night in New Orleans (1 DVD, available)

For the first time ever, New Orleans' most famous performing ensemble is televised from its home in the French Quarter. This program re-creates the experience of hearing the band at Preservation Hall, from tossing a $5 bill into the straw ...

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Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday Celebration From Madison Square Garden: The Clearwater Concert (1 DVD, available)

With a career spanning more than half a century, renowned folk artist, political activist, and avid environmentalist, Pete Seeger, turned 90 in May of 2009. In honor of the milestone birthday, a multi-generational roster of artists, whose music has been ...

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Peter and Paul and the Christian Revolution (1 VHS Tape, available)

With the words of Paul and other ancient writers, interviews with contemporary scholars, and dramatic reenactments, PETER & PAUL AND THE CHRISTIAN REVOLUTION explores how two men weathered crippling disagreements and political persecution to lead one of history's most astonishing ...

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Peter, Paul and Mary: Carry it On-Air Check (1 VHS Tape, available)

A documentary (produced for public television with the group's participation) that combines newsreel footage of the group in their prime with recent interviews and performances to deliver a full portrait of the group's professional career and personal mission ...

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Pets: A Very Natural History (1 DVD, available)

This program tracks the evolution of our friendship with animals, looking at why we have stepped so freely across nature's boundaries and across species lines to find our closest companions

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Pharmacists: Unsung Heroes (1 DVD, available)

PHARMACISTS: UNSUNG HEROES explores the indispensable link between these medication use experts and the communities they serve, addressing the current shortage of pharmacists, the implications of this shortage on medical care in our communities, and the various career opportunities available

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Piano Grand: A Smithsonian Celebration (1 VHS Tape, available)

A Smithsonian Celebration, a 120-minute performance special hosted by Billy Joel. This star-studded musical tribute to the piano's 300th anniversary brings together under one roof some of the world's foremost classical, jazz and pop/rock artists

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Pink Martini @ OPB March 2nd, 2006 (1 DVD, available)

Coverage of the March 2nd event at OPB Studio. Through performances that range from grand European concert halls to intimate community outreach performances in hometown Portland, the band Pink Martini has cultivated a diverse, transcontinental following

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Pink Martini: Discover The World (1 DVD, available)

Join Pink Martini in concert as they musically travel the globe - from the cafes of Paris to Carnaval in Brazil to the streets of Tokyo. Part language lesson , part Hollywood musical, this ""little orchestra"" sees itself as musical ambassadors in ...

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Pioneers of Primetime (1 DVD, available)

Television legends Milton Berle, Red Skelton, Sid Caesar, Bob Hope, Steve Allen, Sammy Davis Jr., Buddy Ebsen, Donald O'Connor and Rose Marie return to primetime in never-before-seen interviews - and a treasure trove of rare clips - compiled in this new ...

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Pioneers of Television: Sitcoms (1 DVD, available)

This episode focuses on the five key sitcoms that shaped the genre: I Love Lucy, The Honeymooners, Make Room for Daddy, The Andy Griffith Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show

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Playing for Change (1 DVD, available)

Playing for Change is an extraordinary effort to unite musicians and vocalists from diverse parts of the globe, while at the same time seeking to immerse audiences in a multimedia movement to inspire, connect and bring peace to the world ...

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Portraits of Emotion (1 DVD, available)

Portraits of Emotion is a feature length documentary film that follows over the course of four years the life of 14-year-old Jonathan Lerman, an artistic prodigy who is diagnosed with autism, a lifelong developmental disability that affects learning, communication and ...

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Power of Myth, The (1 DVD, available)

In this series of conversations with Bill Moyers, Joseph Campbell pursues his conviction that mythology defines and guides our lives and our culture. Campbell explores the enduring myth of death and rebirth, the rite of passage in primitive societies, the ...

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Prairie Home Companion Joke Show, A (1 Audio Cassette, available)

Annual Joke Show, broadcast 11/6/04. Talk about hard work. We're always swimming in new jokes of every conceivable kind, sent to us from comedians all around the world, and we make it our task to decide which ...

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Prairie Home Companion, A (the movie) (1 DVD, available)

Go backstage with the movie, A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION, and experience the laughter and joy of down-home America's favorite radio show. Audio/DVD deluxe edition

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Prairie Home Companion, A, 30th Anniversary Show (1 Audio CD, available)

Contains audio broadcast of a live performance of the radio show. Including the signature ""News from Lake Wobegon"".

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