Kingsley Book Carts

At Kingsley, we’re well aware that one size never fits all. Every library has unique needs so we’ve done our best to provide you with options in our various lines of book carts. Each one has unique features that have been designed based on customer feedback and real-world experience. Take a look at our cart lines below and check out the standard cart features that you get with every Kingsley cart.

Standard Carts

High Capacity Carts

Our High Capacity carts come with 5” diameter wheels to allow you the most amount of room for collections while still being able to push it around comfortably.

Under Counter Carts

Shorter carts to fit where you need them. Undercounter carts are 25-1/4 and 31-1/2 inches high for placement under counters, circulation desks, low ThruWalls and more.

Specialty Carts

SafeGuard Carts

Never lose another cart cover with our SafeGuard Carts. These carts have a metal lid that keeps collections dry when you bring them in from your outdoor book drop.

CushionDrop Carts

CushionDrop carts have an additional thick, industrial-grade felt lining that helps cushion materials and dampens the noise of books as they fall in.


DuraLight Cart Features

Aluminum sheet metal with feather icon

Light-weight, rust-free aluminum

All our carts are made of aluminum alloy that will never rust and are 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 more resistant to dents and dings so your carts won’t look beat up if you accidentally bump into something.

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Natural Aluminum Finish

Our carts have a natural Aluminum finish which creates a durable surface, enhancing both its aesthetic appeal and structural integrity. Aluminum is light weight, dent-resistant, and will never rust to keep your cart looking shiny and new.

Wide handles

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.

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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 and reduces damage done to your collection. Each float tray has a thick felt pad at the bottom to cushion the fall of the first materials that are deposited. This felt pad is water resistant. If liquid does intrude into your cart then you don’t need to worry about the pad retaining water or mold. By allowing collections to be deposited directly on top of the float tray, the cart has a greater max capacity than one with a collection bag that bunches up and takes up space that could otherwise be used for books or other media.

Guide rod dampeners at top and bottom

Stays in place with no extra noise

We added thick 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 help eliminate rattling and the overall noise of the cart is reduced.

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 to keep the cart firmly in place. The other two casters are fixed in place. Our casters start at 5” in diameter for High Capacity carts because we know that the larger the caster is, the easier it is to push with a full load.