Amsterdam has a number of accessible libraries. Inside, you’ll find a great selection of books, magazines, computers, quiet study spaces, and more.
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OBA Public Library (Bijlmer)

Location: amsterdam zuidoost (south east)
With 26 locations throughout Amsterdam, the OBA libraries are home to thousands of books in a plethora of genres, topics and even different languages. Whether fiction or non fiction, children’s books, novels, biographies, dictionaries or magazines, this place has lots of reading material to offer. Certain English-language books are available, as well as books to help you learn Dutch. 

I highly recommend this library to anyone who is looking for a comfortable, quiet study space or some comfy reading corners. It’s also very child-friendly, with various (international) children’s picture books, novels, and more. 

Click here to visit the OBA Public Library website. Please note: the review below is specifically about the OBA at Bijlmerplein 393.

  • Automatic door (ring doorbell to open)
  • Lift
  • Accessible toilet with support rails
  • Close to public transportation (5 min)
  • Disabled parking spaces at nearby Q Park
  • Wifi is available if you have a membership
  • English books available
  • Certain books are located on high shelves and not within wheelchair-reach
  • This review is based on personal experience

OBA Public Library (Oosterdokskade)

location: amsterdam city centre 
The OBA Public Library at Oosterdokskade is a lovely large modern facility well-equipped for visitors with reduced mobility. One of the floors includes a large selection of English-language books, as well as DVDs, sheet music, and much more. Unlike the OBA Public Library in Amsterdam South East, the city centre location offers FREE Wi-Fi for all visitors. 

I highly recommend this library to anyone who is looking for a comfortable, quiet study space or some comfy reading corners. It’s also very child-friendly, with a whole floor dedicated to (international) children’s picture books, novels, and more. 

Click here to visit the OBA Public Library website. Please note: the review below is specifically about the OBA at Oosterdokskade 143.

  • Entrance has a revolving door (with wheelchair button to slow it down). A platform lift takes you into the main library.
  • Lifts
  • Accessible toilets with support rails
  • Close to public transportation (10 min)
  • Many books Dutch, English, French, Spanish, German, and Italian books available
  • Wifi is available for FREE for all visitors.
  • Accessible restaurant with outdoor terrace
  • Certain books are located on high shelves and not within wheelchair-reach
  • This review is based on personal experience
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