Hayward Library bookmobile CURBIE with colorful wrap
Hayward Library of California bookmobile with colorful wrap and awning built by LDV
Hayward Library exterior with colorful wrap and wheelchair lift
Hayward Library bookmobile Curbie with colorful wrap, awning and wheelchair lift
Hayward Library bookmobile front check out desk and bookshelves
Hayward Library bookmobile interior with bookshelves and checkout
Hayward Library bookmobile bookshelves and wheelchair lift, built by LDV

Hayward Library (CA) Bookmobile

Hayward Library of California recently took delivery of this new bookmobile they call “CURBIE.” Built on a Ford Commercial Cutaway E-450 chassis, the bookmobile features a Triton V-10 engine (gasoline) with 6-speed automatic transmission. The aluminum body has an exterior storage compartment and a 15ft. electric awning. We installed bright LED scene lighting as well. A powerful Onan 7kW generator supplies electric power to the vehicle. A full vehicle surge suppression system protects the vehicle’s electronics. A power retracting entry step has also been installed. There is also a weatherproof monitor compartment on the curbside exterior. We also installed a wireless microphone system.


Inside, the vehicle features powder coated Acore bookshelves with 15° slantback. The front of the interior has a check out area with custom book drop. We integrated a swing out rear door with Braun electric hydraulic wheelchair lift for accessibility. There is an aluminum storage closet with adjustable shelving. An overhead cabinet at the workstation has dry erase writing surface on the door. A wireless microphone system with ceiling speakers has also been installed. Custom book bins are also included. A sliding egress window has been included in the layout for safety.

Vehicle Details

  • Ford Commercial Cutaway E-450 Super Duty
  • 6.8L Triton V-10
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Custom aluminum dry van body
  • Braun electric-hydraulic wheelchair lift
  • Power retracting entry step
  • Color backup camera system
  • Wireless handheld microphone system
  • 15ft. electric awning
  • Sliding egress window
  • (1) Spider bask task chair
  • Custom fabricated aluminum cabinets
  • Dry erase writing surface on overhead cabinet door
  • (1) Magnetic surface dry erase white board
  • Acore aluminum bookshelving
  • (8) Custom aluminum book bins
  • LED scene lighting
  • CAT6 network wiring and jacks
  • Custom book drop
  • Pencil drawer under counter top
  • (1) Low profile rooftop A/C unit w/ wall thermostat
  • (1) Electric wall mounted heater
  • Onan Commercial Quiet 7kW generator
  • Custom fabricated generator housing
  • Full vehicle surge suppression system
  • 43″ Samsung 4K Smart TV w/ wall mount


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