IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: The library’s Cambie and Ironwood locations will be closed Saturday September 30, Sunday October 1 and Monday October 2. The Steveston location is closed Saturday September 30 and Sunday October 1. Please view our Holiday Hours page for full details about library closures and hours of operation.
Each kit includes calming items, fidget items and communication tools. A full list of all items included in each kit can be found here. To use a kit, simply ask any library staff member.
The library is a space where everyone is welcome, and some library visitors can feel overwhelmed. The sensory kits were created to support library customers who need help with self-regulation, who feel over- or under-stimulated, or simply need some extra sensory support throughout their visit.
The items in each kit were chosen in close consultation with community partners, and were selected to support a variety of needs. These include:
Sensory kits are available at every library branch. Ask any library staff member if you would like to use a kit.
At this time, sensory kit items are for in-library use only. If you are interested in purchasing any of the items in the kit, you can find many of them at Odin Books or online.
Sensory kit items can be used by all customers, whether they have a diagnosis or not.
No, you do not need a library card to use a sensory kit.