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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

Terry Sanford and the New South (1 DVD, available)

TERRY SANFORD AND THE NEW SOUTH is a documentary by award-winning filmmaker Thomas Lennon that examines how in the 60 ...

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The Appalachians (3 DVDs, available)

This three-part series documents the unique legacy, courage, character, arts and culture of the central and southern Applachian people. The ...

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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (2 DVDs, available)

This highly acclaimed drama, based on the epic by Ernest J. Gaines, eloquently covers the story of the American Experience-from ...

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The Blitz: London's Longest Night (1 DVD, available)

The story of the war's most concentrated aerial attack on London in 1941 and how the city nearly perished ...

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The Civil War, A Film by Ken Burns (5 DVDs, available)

Hailed as a film masterpiece and landmark in historical storytelling, Ken Burn's epic documentary brings to life America's ...

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The Cowboy in Mongolia (1 VHS Tape, available)

Presents the story of an American sheep rancher and expert in range management who spent six months in an Inner ...

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The Cultivated Life: Thomas Jefferson and Wine (1 DVD, available)

When Thomas Jefferson stated, "We could in the United States make as great a variety of wines as are made ...

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The Dust Bowl, A Film by Ken Burns (1 DVD, available)

In Part 1 of THE DUST BOWL, A FILM BY KEN BURNS, feel the full force of the worst man-made ...

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The Dust Bowl, A Film by Ken Burns (1 DVD, available)

In Part 1 of THE DUST BOWL, A FILM BY KEN BURNS, feel the full force of the worst man-made ...

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The Fire Below Us: Remembering Mount St. Helens (1 DVD, available)

Spectacular devastation footage combined with dramatic reenactments put you in the center of an erupting volcano's awesome fury. Featuring ...

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The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's (1 DVD, available)

A two-hour special aimed at helping people better understand and cope with the fearsome disease of Alzheimer's. The documentary ...

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The Grateful Dead: New York City, October 1980 (1 DVD, available)

October of 1980, the Grateful Dead plays the world-famous Radio City Music Hall in a week long marathon of sell-out ...

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The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (4 VHS Tapes, available)

World War I was the first of the major catastrophes of the 20th century. In many ways it was without ...

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The Grove (1 DVD, available)

The National AIDS Memorial is a seven-acre grove hidden in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Dedicated to the creation ...

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The Incas (1 VHS Tape, available)

From the breathtaking heights of Macchu Picchu, to jungle valleys and desert floors, this program travels the spectacular world of ...

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The Journey to Palomar (1 DVD, available)

THE JOURNEY TO PALOMAR traces the story of the Chicago-born astronomer George Ellery Hale, considered the father of astrophysics, as ...

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The L.A. Holiday Celebration 2008 (1 DVD, available)

This program is a highlight version of the six-hour Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration that took place in the Dorothy ...

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The Last Ridge, The Uphill Battles of the 10th Mountain Division (1 DVD, available)

February 1945, World War II rages. THE LAST RIDGE brings the extraordinary 10th Mountain legacy to life from their backbreaking ...

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The Lawrence Welk Show: Strike Up The Band (1 DVD, available)

The Bunny Hug, The Twist, and Happy Norwegian Polka are performed in this show from 1964.

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The Lengendary Victor Borge (1 DVD, available)

THE LENGENDARY VICTOR BORGE contains a collection of comedy and music by Victor Borge including such comedy bits as "The ...

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The Linguists (1 DVD, available)

The Linguists is a hilarious and poignant chronicle of two scientists—David Harrison and Gregory Anderson—racing to document languages ...

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The Living Governors (1 VHS Tape, available)

Four of Oregon's governors, Mark Hatfield, Victor Atiyeh, Barbara Roberts and John Kitzhaber, meet with an audience of students ...

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The Macaulay Collection: Pyramid, Castle, Roman City, Cathedral (1 VHS Tape, available)

Tape 1-PYRAMID, host David Macaulay explores the history, mythology and religions of Egyptians through a combination of live footage and ...

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The Mark Twain Prize: Carol Burnett (1 DVD, available)

Carol Burnett -- comedic icon and all round performing legend -- is thee guest of honor when, for the 16th year, the ...

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The Mark Twain Prize: Steve Martin (1 DVD, available)

Taped at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on October 23, 2005. The two-hour special features tributes ...

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The Medici, Godfathers of the Renaissance (1 VHS Tape, available)

From a base in 15th-century Florence, the Medici family used charm, patronage, duplicity, and ruthlessness to amass wealth and power ...

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The Natural History of the Chicken (1 DVD, available)

Filmmaker Mark Lewis expands the frontiers of popular awareness and delightfully reveals that this small, common and seemingly simple animal ...

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The Natural History of the Chicken (Copy 2 1 DVD, available)

Filmmaker Mark Lewis expands the frontiers of popular awareness and delightfully reveals that this small, common and seemingly simple animal ...

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The Romance Collection: Emma (1 DVD, available)

From a Jane Austen novel, the rich, independent and kind-spirited, Emma Woodhouse has no need to marry, but nothing delights ...

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The Romance Collection: Ivanhoe (1 DVD, available)

This grand six-part adaptation of Sir Walter Scott's rousing adventure of the Middle Ages makes the most of its ...

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