50 C-Series System
Outdoor Library System
Our 50 C-Series System is amongst our most popular and best selling outdoor return and cart systems. The unit is mid-range size ideal for small to midsize libraries that encounter moderate amounts of foot traffic. The included cart is designed to hold up to 380 (6x9") books or 950 media cases. Click here to see all of the features.
C-Series Exclusive Features
The depository hood extends approximately 13” from the curb for easier deposits from vehicles. The cabinet sits safely back, avoiding most collisions.
Recessed Depository Opening
The Depository opening on the C-Series is set back into the hood so that it is surrounded on all 4 sides for additional weather protection. No need to worry about water splashing up from drive-up returns on a rainy day.
Internal Liquid Diversion System
Nothing is 100% foolproof but we try to get as close as possible. If any liquids that do manage to make it in through the depository opening, the C-Series depository is designed to divert it away from the collection area.
Locking Depository Opening
All C-Series returns come with two cam locks, one on either side of the depository opening, to secure the flap and keep the unit from accepting any more items.
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.
Light-weight, rust-free Aluminum
All of our carts are made of aluminum alloy that will never rust and is over 60% lighter than comparable steel or wood carts. We believe you should only have to worry about the weight of the contents not the cart itself. Aluminum is also more resistant to dents and dings so your carts won’t look beat up when you bump into something on accident.
Textured for a clean appearance
Our carts are covered in a glossy, textured, black powder coat finish that is over 2 mils thick. This coating resists scratches and hides fingerprints to keep your cart looking shiny and new.
Ergonomic loading and cushioning
Every cart includes a self-leveling float tray that lowers as materials are added and raises as they are removed. This keeps the tray at the optimal height for collecting returns to reduce the damage done to your collections. Each float tray also has a thick felt pad at the bottom to cushion the fall of the first materials that are deposited. This felt pad is also water resistant so you don’t need to worry about it retaining water and molding if you do ever happen to get liquids in your cart.
Stays in place with no extra noise
We’ve added thick PVC pipe guide rods to keep your float tray from bending and warping from uneven distribution of materials. The tray stays perfectly in position from the time the first deposit is made to the time the last one is removed. You never have to worry about the tray bending enough to let materials slip through the sides. The guide rods have dampeners at either end to ensure a tight fit and eliminate rattling from so the overall noise of the cart is reduced.
Push like a shopping cart
Our handles are wide, straight, and fixed at a comfortable height to make it easy to push and steer your cart back to check-in. Another advantage of having a fixed handle? It doesn’t bang against the side of the cart whenever something is deposited like a long u-shaped handle does.
Quality, easy to push casters
All four casters are plate mounted, non-marring, and are made of materials that resist abrasive surfaces such as asphalt and concrete. The two casters on the side with the handle are ball bearing swivel casters which make it easy to maneuver. These casters can also be locked into place to keep the cart firmly in place. The other two casters are fixed in place. Our casters aren’t 3”, they start at 4” in diameter for High Capacity carts because we know that the larger the caster, the easier it is to push when there’s a full load.
|Type||Outdoor Library System|
|Max Capacity||50 HC 11.9 cubic feet|
|Item Capacity||380 Books / 950 Media|
|Max Load||50 HC 400 lbs (181 kg)|
|Dimensions||30”W x 42 15⁄16”D x 53 5⁄8”H|
|Specifications||View Unit Specifications
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|Installation Instructions||View Unit Installation Instructions
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