The OBA building, opened in 2007, houses the main public library of Amsterdam. It displays books, cd's and dvd's over 7 floors.
With its liberal opening hours of 10am-10pm, 7 days a week, it attracts many people for studying, reading and borrowing books.
There are over a 1,000 seats, there are 490 computers with internet connection. (WiFi is only available for members).
On the ground floor is a reading room with many international newspapers.
The OBA has a range of internet computers that can be used for free. On the top floor there is a La Place restaurant, with a great view toward the old center of Amsterdam.
On the 4th floor there is small museum-like display of items relating to Gerard Reve, one of Holland's greatest post-war authors.
On the 6th floor there is the IHLIA-Homodok, a gay/lesbian documentation service and archive.
In the basement is a floor completely dedicated to children.
The OBA has a few theater rooms where there are sometimes performances of various kinds.
On the top floor is a restaurant, and a balcony with a nice view over the old town of Amsterdam.
Main public library of Amsterdam