Christmas opening hours

Many public services and facilities run by the council and partners will be affected during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Christmas opening hours

Our Sensory Room uses exciting new technology to provide a relaxing and/or stimulating environment for people of all ages and abilities.

The space is situated within a private room adjoining the Children’s Library and is equipped with digital sensory technology including:

  • Musical touch wall
  • LED interactive bubble tube
  • Fibre optic slideglow
  • LED interactive infinity tunnel
  • LED sound activated step light

The Sensory Room’s facilities and programmed activities support the needs of children and adults with autism, dementia, and other sensory impairment conditions, as well as offering a calming environment for those who suffer from stress and anxiety or just need a place to relax.

A member of library staff will be available to show you how to use the equipment.

Booking Information
 

Public bookings

The Sensory Room is available for 30 minute time-slots.

Sessions are charged at £3 per half hour.

If you wish to book a longer visit, please book consecutive time slots through Eventbrite:

To book a ticket, please select the date and time of your preferred booking(s), from the drop-down menu and proceed to payment.

The maximum capacity for the room is six people (including babies, carers and non-participants). You only need to book one ticket to book the room, no matter how many people are attending.

We apologise, but it will not be possible to receive a refund in the event that you cannot attend your booking. The date of your booking, however, can be amended subject to availability and with sufficient prior notice. For further information about this or any other question regarding Oldham Library Sensory Room, please email librarysensoryroom@oldham.gov.uk

Booking information for schools and private settings

The Sensory Room is open for bookings on weekdays from 9am–5pm, subject to availability.

Sessions are charged at £10 per hour.

Alternatively, why not take advantage of our special annual subscription offer? For just £200 a year you can book two Sensory Room sessions a month, two of which can incorporate a free Bag Books multi-sensory storytime, delivered by trained storytellers.

Bag Books multi-sensory storytimes are available to book upon request charged at £30 per session.

You will receive a 15 minute introduction to the facility on your first visit, after which you will be given full access for the duration of your Sensory Room experience. Library staff will be available to assist if you have any additional queries or requirements.

Want to learn how to deliver your own Sensory Room stories and activities? Ask about our bespoke Sensory Room training opportunities.

If you would like to incorporate your Sensory Room experience as part of a wider library visit, please include this request in your enquiry email – additional charges may apply.

You will be invoiced upon confirmation of your booking.

For further enquiries or to make a booking please email: librarysensoryroom@oldham.gov.uk