About the Amsterdam Public Library

The Amsterdam Public Library, OBA, is a cultural organisation aimed to promote a free flow of knowledge and information within the community of Amsterdam. In addition, the OBA provides a centre for dialogue and education for all sections of society. This generates many cultural and promotional activities, organised to stimulate and propagate an interest in reading, education, and the transmission of knowledge and culture.

The organisation comprises of a central library on OBA Oosterdok and 25 other library locations, as listed below. Click on a library location for the address and opening hours. Together, these library locations provide a library service for Amsterdam, Diemen and Ouder Amstel.