City of Clifton, NJ
Passaic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Municipal Council of the City of Clifton 2-1-1977 by Ord. No. 4382-77 (Article 12 of Chapter 21 of the Revised Ordinances of the City of Clifton, New Jersey, 1960). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Library — See Ch. 65.

§ 299-1 Failure to return books or other articles prohibited.

No person shall detain or fail to return any book, periodical, pamphlet, artistic reproduction, phonograph recording, audiovisual material or any other article borrowed from the Free Public Library of the City of Clifton after 30 days have elapsed from the date of posting by certified mail, return receipt requested, of a notice demanding return thereof, addressed to said person at the last address furnished.

§ 299-2 Damaging or destroying books or other articles prohibited.

No person shall cut, tear, deface, disfigure, damage or destroy any book, periodical, pamphlet, artistic reproduction, phonograph recording, audiovisual material or other article, or any part thereof, which is borrowed from, owned by or is in the custody of such library.

§ 299-3 Rules and regulations to be posted.

The Library Board shall adopt and post in a conspicuous place in the Free Public Library building and all branches rules, regulations and procedures governing the borrowing of books, periodicals, pamphlets or any other item or article which may be available for such borrowing to the public.

§ 299-4 Compliance with rules and regulations required.

No person shall remove any book, periodical, pamphlet, artistic reproduction, phonograph recording, audiovisual material or any other item or article from the Free Public Library building or its branches without complying with the rules, regulations and procedures of the library for borrowing such items or articles.

§ 299-5 Filing of complaints authorized.

[Amended 9-21-1982 by Ord. No. 4749-82]
The Library Director or his designated representative, is authorized to file a complaint in the Municipal Court under the following conditions:
A. 
A certified letter, return receipt requested, as referred to in § 299-1 hereinabove, shall be sent by the library administration after six weeks, informing the person that the book or material is overdue and that he is subject to prosecution pursuant to this chapter.
B. 
In the case of a minor, the letter shall be sent to the parents of the minor involved.
C. 
The book, material or article shall be overdue for at least two months.

§ 299-6 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 12-4-1979 by Ord. No. 4538-79]
Any person who violates or refuses to comply with the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not to exceed $50 and a penalty of not more than $100 for the second and each succeeding offense.