The 50 K-Series is the most versatile book drop available. It can be used for accepting multiple books at once, large reference materials, donations, packages, and anything else you need to collect. This unit works with our model 50 carts which have a max capacity of 380 standard size (6x9”) books or 950 media cases. The 50 model is ideal for small to midsize libraries with a moderate amount of return traffic or it can be used for packages and donations if you are expecting low traffic. Click here to see all of the features.
K-Series Exclusive Features
Deposit library returns in bulk
The Kingsley K-Series Outdoor Depository makes bulk deposits easy. When used for library book or media returns, the large depository opening can accept up to 7 standard books, 8 large children’s books, or 3 large reference books at a time. It’s perfect for after-hours interlibrary transfers or preventing theft of before-hours newspaper and magazine deliveries.
Accept packages, donations, and more
The usefulness of the K-Series stretches beyond a book return. The 9-3/4" by 18” opening makes it perfect for accepting charitable donations from books to larger bulky items like clothes, blankets and more. In addition, these units can be used as package drops for packages up to 12-1/2” x 17-3/4” x 7”.
Outdoor Library Return Features
Durable rust-free aluminum
All our outdoor returns are made from an aircraft grade aluminum alloy that is stronger than comparable gauge stainless steel as well as more dent resistant. Aluminum will never rust or corrode like traditional steel keeping your unit structurally sound. It will also never streak or discolor like stainless steel. This makes our returns hold up better in coastal areas.
Drive-up and ADA Compliant for Walk-ups
All Kingsley outdoor depositories are 53" in height so they can be used for drive-up deposits from all vehicles including SUVs and trucks. They are also ADA Compliant for walk-up deposits when properly installed. Braille plates are available for purchase. Our proprietary KwikDrop depository openings allow for one-hand deposits making it easy to deposit items no matter how your patrons decide to.
Beautiful powder coat sealed with an anti-graffiti finish
Each unit comes in your choice of 7 different standard powder coat finishes. We top that with an anti-graffiti clear coat that allows you to easily remove paint and marker with solvents. This coat provides a brilliant finish with UV protection against fading in addition to scratch resistance, keeping your unit looking new for years to come.
Weather Resistant, Theft Deterrent, & Fire Suppressant
No matter what is thrown at your depository, it’s made to stand up to it all. Units come standard with several weather-resistant features. Fully sealed seams and our unique depository openings are designed to keep water out. New units come with a pre-installed access door drip rail that is powder coated the same color as your unit to protect the top of the door from water and snow. All outdoor units have fully ramped bottoms to keep deposited items above the ground and any water on it. Our key paddle locks cover the actual lock to keep it safe from ice and debris. If that’s still not enough, magnetic closure kits can be purchased to keep depository flaps closed during heavy winds and storms.
We take the security of your items seriously and have built our outdoor returns to be theft deterrent and vandal resistant. Depository openings and chutes are constructed to prevent thieves from pulling anything out. Our unique inter-locking seams are designed to prohibit them from being pried apart. Every door is attached with a full-length piano hinge and secured on the other three sides with a commercial grade three-point latching lock so you can be confident that it will stay shut. Units are also fire suppressant with the ability to smother a flame in roughly a minute.
Customization options are endless
We know that one size never fits all and personal touches are important. All our outdoor depositories have a 360° rotatable hood, so you can place your opening and access door in any configuration you need to fit your space. Our standard vinyl decals include options for wording and graphics so people can properly identify the purpose of your unit. We also take orders for custom powder coat colors, wording, and graphic decals. Fill out our custom unit request form and we’ll be happy to give you a quote for your custom unit.
All Kingsley Outdoor Returns hoods, cabinets, and carts are constructed of up to 85% recycled aluminum alloy and are 100% recyclable. Our powder coating process allows no pollutants or hazards to enter the environment. There are no harmful toxins used throughout the manufacturing process.