Internet and Wi-Fi in the library

All OBA locations have computers and workstations. OBA members can make free use of the computers (with internet) and/or the Wi-Fi network on their own device. Non-members pay € 1,20 per half hour for the use of a computer at all library locations.

Members of the OBA can use the OBA computers with internet and the Wi-Fi network for free. Would you like to use the free internet and Wi-Fi facilities of the OBA, but are you not yet a member? Please feel welcome to become one! Membership is available starting from € 17,50 a year. You can register in most OBA locations and online: click here.

Use Wi-Fi with an OBA membership

OBA members can make unlimited use of the secured Wi-Fi network in the library for free.

  • Choose your Wi-Fi setting for the OBA's free network 'OBA Wireless'
  • Enter your card number (for example 22000001234567) and password (your date of birth / ddmmyyyy) on the page that appears
  • You can now use the Wi-Fi network of the OBA

If the card is blocked, or if the expiry date of a membership has been reached, you cannot use free Wi-Fi in the library. In this case you can make your payment at the payment terminal to unblock your card, or renew your membership at a customer service desk.

Use Wi-Fi without an OBA membership

Not a member of the OBA? You can use the open Wi-Fi network of the OBA free of charge.

  • Choose your Wi-Fi setting for the OBA's free network 'OBA Wireless'
  • On the page that appears, click on 'I am not a member' and fill in the fields
  • You will receive a login name and password by text message. Please enter this information on the login page
  • You can now use the OBA's Wi-Fi network

Use the library computers with an OBA membership

OBA members are allowed to use the library's computers (with internet) free of charge:

  • Up to three hours a day in the Central OBA
  • OR up to one hour a day at a different OBA location

Due to limited availability, computer usage in all locations except OBA Oosterdok is limited to a maximum of one hour per day to ensure all visitors can make use of the equipment available.

As soon as you start, you will see a login screen. Enter your OBA card number (for example 22000001234567) and password (date of birth / ddmmyyyy).

After the system has checked the status of your card, the connection is established.

If the card is blocked, or if the expiry date of the membership has been reached, it is not possible to use the computers in the library free of charge. In this case, you can make your payment at the payment terminal to unblock the card, or renew your membership at the customer service desk.

Use the library computers without an OBA membership

Non-members can purchase an internet voucher at the payment terminal in the OBA, for a total cost of € 1,10 per 30 minutes.

Internet and Wi-Fi use per units of 30 minutes

The use of the internet and the Wi-fi network is calculated in units of 30 minutes. Even if you use less than 30 minutes, you will still be charged for a full unit of 30 minutes.

No guarantee of use

Unfortunately, a voucher nor an OBA library card can guarantee the availability of a computer, Wi-Fi network or workspace in the library. In this regard, the OBA exercises an obligation of 'best efforts'. No rights can be derived from the fact that the use of internet and Wi-Fi is a paid service.