Welcome to the OBA, the Amsterdam Public Library.
On this webpage, you can find information about membership, the opening hours and more contact details of our 26 libraries, and more. Please click 'how do I join' if you want to become a member of the library. On this page, we will keep you posted on the latest OBA-news.
The OBA comprises a Central Library and 25 branch libraries.
Present of the OBA
Would you like to read more from Arend van Dam? Please come to the OBA-branch in your neighbourhood and leave your name and address at the desk. You will get a chance to win gift certificates from the OBA and the book Lang geleden… (in Dutch) by Arend van Dam & Alex de Wolf. You can participate until November 30th. See you at the OBA!
You can follow our English Instagram account via OBA Amsterdam Public Library. We love to see your pictures of the OBA, share them with us using #obamsterdam.
I amsterdam City card
Make the best of your trip to Amsterdam with the I Amsterdam City Card.
Visit world-class museums, take a cruise through the charming canals and sample the local delicacies. All for free - or with a significant discount! In addition, the City Card gives you unlimited access to Amsterdam's public transport system for 24, 48, 72 or 96 hours.
You can buy the I amsterdam City Card at the customer desk of the Central Library. We are open daily from 10 AM tot 10 PM.