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Outdoor Library

We invented the first outdoor library return.

Then we re-invented it about a hundred times.

Kingsley Outdoor Library Returns

Kingsley® has been around for over 50 Years. We invented the first library book return a long, long time ago. We’ve re-invented it hundreds of times since. The first in advancements like one-hand deposits, fire suppression, ADA Compliant, theft deterrence, higher capacities, weather resistance, safety, powder coated finishes, and now new aluminum alloy construction that can never rust and resists dents better than steel.

Improve everything. Always. In all ways.

This is what a

day off

looks like

A return for relaxing.

Our singular goal in designing the Maxx™ Series was to provide hard working librarians a day off. We added immense capacity for long weekend and holiday collections and beefed up security to ease worrying, Enjoy your hobbies. Have fun with the kids. Enjoy life. With book capacities to 560, 760, or 1120, don’t worry about emptying the book return.

We invented the dualDrop™. We perfected it. No one has equaled it.

Two side-by-side kwikDrop depository openings. Books through one, media through the other. Or, books through both. Or, media through both. We don’t judge.

Make the most of forever.

Kingsley returns will never rust because they can’t.

Kingsley aluminum alloy will not rust like steel or discolor or corrode like stainless. Approved for use in coastal areas and where road solvents are used. The natural memory of our alloy resists dents better than steel.

We make them look pretty, too

Our decorative finishes are a thick exterior rated baked on environmentally friendly non VOC powder coat finish in over 15 colors....plus optional custom colors are easily available. Add a little pizazz to your library or school!

If grafitti art is not your thing.

Easily remove paint and marker grafitti with virtually any solvent. It even provides UV protection against fading, and a high level of scratch resistantance. Standard on our Candy, textured, and metallic finishes, optional on others.

Custom color book returns

We don’t pretend to know what you’ll use it for.

New! 10 Standard Powder Coat Finishes plus 5 Preminum finishes to choose from! Go to our Options Page to see how you can customize your new Return to exactly fit the needs of your patrons and library.

Fire Suppressant | Theft Deterrent | Weather Resistant

Your collection is the life blood of your library. We keep it safe. Cabinets and hoods are totally weather sealed, that also makes them air tight. That means that fires are smothered quickly. Any liquids that do enter through the depository opening are diverted away from the collection area. All Kingsley exclusives.

Easy drive-Up deposits from all vehicles, including SUV’s and trucks

ADA Compliant for Walk-Up deposits

kwikDrop™ Depository Opening Allows easy one-hand deposits without a door to pull down or slam closed on fingers. Fast, easy deposits.

Way beyond a simple lock.
The easy-turning paddle handle folds away to cover the keyhole, virtually eliminating freezing and dirt.

The lock is connected to a tri-point latching system that secures the door with steel rods into the top, bottom, and opening side. A full length piano hinge secures the fourth side.. Overkill? Yes, as it should be.

Anti-Collision Design
The depository hood extends approximately 13” toward the curb for easier deposits. The cabinet sits safely back, avoiding most collisions.

No corner seams to pop apart or be pried open by vandals


Internal liquid diversion system
channels liquid away from the collection area


Full ramped bottomsraise the collection above water and helps prevent mold & mildew. Adds overall rigidity to help sustain high winds and heavy snow.


Totally non rusting or staining.
Our military grade aluminum alloy material can never rust like steel, or discolor like stainless steel. The natural memory resists dents better than steel.

Everything done was done for a reason.
Your total and complete satisfaction.

    » Can never rust
    » Natural memory of material resists dents better than steel
    » Warranted FOREVER against rust and structural failure
    » Fire suppressant, weather resistant, and theft deterrent design
    » Full raised bottoms with ramp
    » kwikDrop™ Depository eliminates injuries caused by pull down doors
    » Can be used with Kingsley duraLight™ ergoCart™ & easyRoller Carts™
    » Tall Design for easy deposits from walk-up or from cars, SUV’s, and trucks
    » ADA Compliant
    » Will never streak or discolor like stainless steel
    » Can be used in coastal areas where steel and stainless fail
    » Exclusive 2.5 mil thick powder coat decorative finish
    » Exclusive Tri-Point locking secures the door on the top, bottom, and opening side
    » Exclusive industrial grade keyed paddle-handle lock resists freezing
    » Hood can be rotated 360 degrees for depository location on any side
    » Exclusive kwikDrop™ Depository opening is 18”W x 3-1/2”H [457.2mmL x 88.9mmH]
    » Full raised bottom helps keep collections dry and resists mold and mildew
    » Anti-phishing depository opening prevents materials from being removed once deposited
    » Hood extends 13” (33cm) on depository side for easier deposits
    » Made from recycled aluminum alloy

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