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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.
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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

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's Sanford, a former North Carolina governor and Duke president, pushed his vision for the New South, winning major new ...

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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 film includes the work of outstanding historians, writers and musicians, including Ricky Skaggs, Loretta Lynn and traditional folk artists from ...

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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 Civil War to the Civil Rights movement-all told from the memories of a fictional 110-year-old former slave Miss Jane Pittman ...

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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 under the German barrage. Featuring harrowing first-hand accounts from survivors of the attack and dramatic recreations of events based on ...

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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 most destructive - and defining - conflict. THE CIVIL WAR tells the story of events that threatened to destroy the United States ...

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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 in Europe, not exactly the same kinds, but doubtless as good,"" he could have been talking about the future of ...

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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 environmental disaster in America's history as survivors recall the terror of the dust storms, the desperation of hungry families ...

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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 environmental disaster in America's history as survivors recall the terror of the dust storms, the desperation of hungry families ...

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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 filmmaker's personal story of survival, from his dramatic rescue out of the blast zone through his journey to understand ...

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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 is a dramatic, compassionate, all-encompassing look at Alzheimer's that weaves together the history and biology of the disease, the ...

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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 shows that were beloved by fans and captured on film.

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The Great War and the Shaping of the Twentieth Century (1 VHS Tape, available)

World War I was the first of the major catastrophes of the 20th century. In many ways it was without precedent in the annals of history. Nearly everyone suffered and became a soldier in one way or another. Tape 1 ...

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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.

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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 the ancient Incas. It is an amazing legend of conquest, unveiling how the Incas conquered this vast, unforgiving land long ...

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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 he struggled personally and professionally to build the greatest telescopes of the 20th century at the Yerkes and Mount Wilson ...

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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 training to their inspiring uphill battles that turned the tide for the Allies of Italy, revolutionizing winter mountain warfare abroad ...

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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 Timid Page Turner" and "Phonetic Punctuation." ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi.

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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 animation.Tape 2-CASTLE, David Macaulay leads you on a tour of a 13th-century Welsh castle, explaining its cultural significance. Tape ...

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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 comedy world convenes in Washington, DC to toast this year's recipient of the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize ...

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