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.

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

  • Easy access entrance
  • Automatic doors (you may need to ring the wheelchair doorbell to enter)
  • Accessible toilet with support rails
  • Spacious
  • Lift
  • Ramps where needed
  • Close to public transportation (5 min)
  • Bookshelf aisles are clear and spacious
  • 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.

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

  • Wide revolving door at entrance with wheelchair button to slow down the speed
  • Lift at entrance leading up to the library (though currently under renovation)
  • Accessible toilet with support rails on several floors
  • Spacious
  • Lifts
  • Bookshelf aisles are clear and spacious
  • Accessible restaurant and cafe with outdoor terrace (and a lovely view!)
  • Close to public transportation (10 min)
  • Wifi is available for FREE for all visitors.
  • Many English books available
  • Certain books are located on high shelves and not within wheelchair-reach
  • This review is based on personal experience
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