The Ortigas Foundation Library’s collection of early illustrated books and albums dating back from the Spanish colonial period were featured in the Collector’s World section of Arts of Asia’s March-April 2015 issue, in a 7-page article by Mr. Jonathan Best.

The Arts of Asia magazine is published in Hong Kong and supports numerous museums and cultural organizations around the world.  More than just a magazine, each issue serves as a historical record of Asian art for scholars and researchers.  It is a high grade and high quality publication.

The Ortigas Foundation Library is a distributor of the Arts of Asia magazine in the Philippines.  Grab your copy now at the Ortigas Library Shop at P750.00

The re-enactment of the 1945 concert of the Manila Symphony Orchestra held at the Meralco Theater. The concert served as the closing event of "Chronicles of War", a lecture and event series organized by the Ortigas Foundation, Inc. in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Manila.

Mr. James Zobel, Executive Director of the MacArthur Memorial Library in Norfolk, Virginia, talks about the destructive aspects of the Liberation of Manila and the issues that may provide closure to those tragic days of February1945 in his lecture at the Ortigas Foundation Library.

Franciscan nuns greeting the american soldiers during the liberation of Intramuros in Manila, February 1945. 

"PHILIPPINE HERBS: For Healthy Cooking, Common Cures and Concoctions", a book published by Aboitiz Equity Ventures is available for FREE to school and public libraries. 

To get a free copy, write us a letter using your library's stationary and email your letter to

News and Announcements

May 9 (8AM-5PM) - Basic Photography Workshop
A photography workshop by Mr. Robert V. Fontanilla at the Ortigas Foundation Library.
May 9 (10AM) - Lecture: "Shopping for Islands: Behind the Door Bargaining for the Philippines in the Treaty of Paris (September-December 1898)"
A free lecture by Ortigas Foundation Library's Executive Director Mr. John Silva at the Yuchengco Museum
Free Books for School and Public Libraries: "Philippine Herbs: For Healthy Cooking, Common Cures and Concoctions" and "Shades of Majesty: 88 Philippine Native Trees"
We are accepting book donations for redistribution to school and public libraries around the country.
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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.