In commemoration of the 76th Founding Anniversary of Quezon Institute, the hospital arm of the Philippine Tuberculosis Society, the Ortigas Foundation Library gives tribute to Doña Julia Vargas de Ortigas, one of the individuals responsible for the establishment of the institute.
The Ortigas Foundation Library has in its collection photos of the late Doña Julia on her campaign against tuberculosis, social gatherings and family portraits as well as the awards and certificates she received and newspaper and magazine clippings about her.

A 1-day basic photography and videography workshop was held at the Ortigas Foundation Library on August 9, 2014 and September 13, 2014. The event was conducted by M2 Photography Studio in partnership with Henry's Professional and Fujifilm Philippines.

An auction of more than 500 rare historical items was held at the Ortigas Foundation Library on August 10, 2014. The event was hosted by Ortigas Foundation together with the Bayanihan Collector's Club, Inc. Viewing of the items started at 10am and the auction proper began at 1pm.

Mock Battle of Manila: August 13, 1898

Fort Malate, showing first American flag raised and effects of bombardment.

Photo and caption from "Fighting in the Philippines: Authentic Original Photographs" by F. Tennyson Neely (1899). This book can be found in the collections of the Ortigas Foundation Library.

The Ortigas Foundation booth during the 83rd Anniversary of Ortigas & Company on July 10, 2014 at V-Mall, Greenhills Shopping Center. Photos of Spanish-era churches from its book “La Casa de Dios: The Legacy of Filipino-Hispanic Churches in the Philippines” including the before and after photos of the famous churches in Bohol that were destroyed during the October 2013 earthquake were featured in the exhibit booth.

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The OFI Library  is a Philippine study center with a collection of nearly 21,000 books, serials, images, and documents relating to Philippine history with some dating back to the 17th century.
The OFI Library produced mobile photo exhibits of Filipiniana imagery of various themes which are brought to different schools, universities, local museums, churches and other public venues in Manila as well as the provinces. Interested parties may request for these exhibits. Other exhibits featuring original library materials from the collections are held within the foundation premises.
The foundation also hosts conferences, lectures, seminars, workshops and other interdisciplinary events. The seminar and conference rooms provide the venue for our educational and cultural programs. These rooms are also available for rent for cultural, socio-civic, as well as corporate activities.