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Sensory Calming Room

Located on the 1st floor of Main Library

This week’s hours

Available during Main Library hours

Our sensory calming room offers a quiet respite removed from the rest of the library. With open access during public hours, this room is available whenever you need a space to take a breath. It features calming equipment and furniture to create a quiet environment for a variety of sensory needs.

Special features at Sensory Calming Room

Music iPad with stereo speaker

SNAP projector with projection wheels

Aromatherapy diffuser and oil scents

Bubble wall

Various weighted lap pads and stuffed animals


Giant bean bag

Softplay Cozy Cave

Bubble mirror

Fiber optic cable wall sconce

Handheld massager

Various textured fidgets

More about the Sensory Calming Room


Please be sure to check out our sensory room policy for library rules and procedures.

The Sensory Calming Room was purchased and supported by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the federal Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (IMLS grant number LS-00-19-0034-19).


Sarah Alverson


Sarah is the Community Engagement Administrator for Durham County Library, with a background as a Children’s Librarian at Stanford L. Warren Library. Sarah graduated from North Carolina Central University in 2008 with a master’s degree in library science and began work at Durham County Library in 2012.

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