Lafayette Public Library (LA) Bookmobile

Just the right mix of fun and functional! Lafayette Public Library’s new custom bookmobile is built on a 22ft. Ford F59 chassis with Triton V10 gasoline power and an automatic transmission. The first thing you notice is the colorful, full-vehicle wrap and the brightly colored power awning.

Lafayette selected an electric-hydraulic power wheelchair lift for accessibility. Inside, the driver and passenger seats swivel 180° to be used as the workstation/check-out desk seating which maximizes interior space. An integrated book drop with a hidden cart is built into the front workstation area which also has a flip-down counter section. Bright blue laminate countertops look great with the bright white powder coated Acore bookshelves and seal gray-colored book trucks. A full interior and exterior audio system was included in the truck with a PA microphone system as well. Tucked away in the rear storage closet is a microwave and refrigerator for convenience while out on the route. Power is supplied via a 7kW commercial generator housed within a custom-fabricated generator box.

Vehicle Details

  • 22ft. Ford F59 chassis
  • 6.8L Triton V10 (gasoline)
  • 6-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • All aluminum body
  • Power awning
  • Full exterior graphics wrap
  • LED interior lighting
  • LED exterior lighting
  • Galley kitchen in rear upright cabinet
  • Fixed bench seating
  • Hidden book return cart
  • Flip down workstation counter
  • Upgraded driver & passenger seats
  • Front seats swivel 180° to be used at check-out desk
  • Interior audio system with 6×9 speakers
  • Weatherproof exterior speakers
  • Wireless PA system with ducking feature
  • Microwave & refrigerator
  • Acore powder coated bookshelves
  • Acore powder coated book trucks (3)
  • Custom powder coated cabinets
  • Power wheelchair lift
  • 7kW generator
  • Dual low profile rooftop A/C units
  • CAT6 network cable and jacks

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