Welcome to the Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam (OBA), the Amsterdam public library.
This is a short version of our Dutch website, in English. Here you can find information about our 26 libraries, their opening hours, contact details, membership and more. Please click 'how do I join' if you want to become a member of the library. On this page we will try to keep you posted on the latest OBA-news.
As from the 1st of January 2014 the OBA does no longer accept cash payments
All OBA branch-libraries will be fully cashless for security reasons. The pay stations will be replaced by machines that only accept debit cards. For those who do not own a Dutch debit card, the Central Library also accepts MasterCard and VISA credit cards. If you are a member of the OBA and you own a Dutch bank account, you can also go to ‘Mijn bibliotheek’, and put a credit on your OBA-pas with iDeal. With this credit you can pay your loan fees and fines. For more information please ask one of our collegues in the library.