Welcome to the Amstelland Library

Opening hours today

Bibliotheek Amstelveen Stadsplein
10:00 - 19:00
Bibliotheek Amstelveen Westwijk
11:00 - 18:00
Bibliotheek Aalsmeer
11:00 - 18:00
Bibliotheek Uithoorn
11:00 - 18:00

Reading aloud

Every Wednesday in each Amstelland library from 15.30 hrs till 16.00 hrs for children aged 2-6 years. More info under 'agenda' and look for 'Voorlezen'

Welcome to the English part of the Bibliotheek Amstelland website. At this moment, we only have limited information in English. Of course, we would be happy to inform you in the libraries or by phone or mail should you have any question or need for information.

Membership

With your library card, you can borrow books, e-books, dvd's and other materials. You can also use our computers with Internet connection for free for half an hour a day having being a standard library card holder. For double card holders this is an hour a day. 

In addition, you will receive discounts on participation in lectures, workshops and other events.

Borrowing

With the standard card it’s possible to to borrow eight items without paying additional costs. The lending period is three weeks. For videos, audio CDs, CD-ROMs, and other digital media you have to pay extra. You can borrow five of these items with a loaning period of a week. With the double card you can borrow twice as much items with a double loaning period.

Reservation
Reservation costs are free from the collection of Amstelland Libraries. For items out of other collections, the reservation cost is € 2.50 per item.

Learning Dutch at the Taalcafé

Learn to speak Dutch by putting it into practice! That’s the idea behind the Language Café.

Do you find it a little difficult to have a conversation in Dutch,
and would you like to practice together with others? In the Taalcafé you can do just that.

Join a small group of people together with a volunteer, and practice talking Dutch. Talk about anything you like;

- parents evening at your child’s school,
- a birthday party you’ve been to,
- a visit to the supermarket;
anything you like.

And it’s in a relaxed environment, with none of the pressures of a learning programme.

Membership
With your library card, you can borrow books, e-books, dvd's and other materials.  You can also  use our computers with Internet connection for free  for half an hour a day when you are a standard library card holder. For double card holders this is an hour a day. 

In addition, you will receive discounts on participation in lectures, workshops and other events.

Identification
When registrating, identification of person and adress is mandatory. For person
identification we will aks  for a valid driver's license or  ID card. An example of a valid address identification  is a recent bank statement or a rental contract.

Borrowing
With the standard card it’s possible to to borrow eight items without paying additional costs. The lending period is three weeks. For videos, audio CDs, CD-ROMs, and other digital media you have to pay extra. You can borrow five of these items with a loaning period of a week. With the double card you can borrow twice as much items with a double loaning period.

Reservation
Reservation costs are free from the collection of Amstelland Libraries. For items out of other
collections, the reservation cost is € 2.50 per item.

Resignation
Resignation can be done in writing. You have to risign at least two months before the expiration of the library card. 

Pricing
Please click here to see our flyer 'Information and Prices. This flyer is also available in the library.

Contact
de Bibliotheek Amstelland
Bibliotheek Amstelveen Stadsplein
Stadsplein 102
1181 ZM Amstelveen

Tel. 020-6414126
Email. info@debibliotheekamstelland.nl

Route description

By car
The main library of de Bibliotheek Amstelland is easy to reach by the A9, exit Amstelveen. Follow the route‘Parkeergarages Stadsplein’ or ‘Schouwburg Amstelveen’. The parking-lots are under and next to the Library Amstelveen Stadsplein. Tram/MetroFrom the Central Station of Amsterdam or train station Amsterdam Zuid-WTC, you can reach the Library Amstelveen Stadsplein with tram line 5 (end stop Amstelveen Binnenhof)  or with metro line 51 (stop Amstelveen Centrum). The library is located close to the bus station at te other site of the shopping mall.

Bus
From the train stations Haarlem NS, Hoofddorp NS or Schiphol NS drives the Zuidtangent, a fast bus connection, (line 300) to the bus station of Amstelveen. From Uithoorn you can  reach bus station Amstelveen with line 149 or 170. From Kudelstaart or Aalsmeer you can take lines 171 or 172. The busstation Amstelveen is directly next to the Library Amstelveen Stadsplein.