[HISTORY: Adopted by the Bloomfield Council 6-20-1977 (Ch. 170 of the 1987 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall detain or fail to return any book, periodical, pamphlet, artistic reproduction, photograph recording, audio-visual material or any other item borrowed from the Free Public Library of the Township of Bloomfield 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.
No person shall cut, tear, deface, disfigure, damage or destroy any book, periodical, pamphlet, artistic reproduction, phonograph recording, audio-visual material or any other item, or any part thereof, borrowed from, owned by or in the custody of said library.
The Library Board shall adopt and post in a conspicuous place in the Free Public Library buildings rules, regulations and procedures governing the borrowing of books, periodicals, pamphlets, artistic reproductions, phonograph recordings, audio-visual materials and any other items available for borrowing by the public.
No person shall remove any book, periodical, pamphlet, artistic reproduction, phonograph recording, audio-visual material or any other item from the Free Public Library buildings without complying with the rules, regulations and procedures of the library for borrowing such items.
The attorney for the Library Board is authorized to file a complaint in the Municipal Court after the following condition has been met: He, the attorney for the Library Board, has sent a second certified letter, return receipt requested, after 35 days have elapsed from the date of posting of the first certified letter mentioned in § 334-1 above, informing the person that the book or other item is still overdue and that he is subject to prosecution pursuant to this chapter. In the case of a minor, which shall be any person under the age of 18 years, the letter shall be sent to the parents or guardian of the minor involved.
Any person who violates or refuses to comply with the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished as provided in § 1-15, General penalty, of this Code, in addition to the court costs and the return of and the payment of fines due on all library materials withheld. The monetary penalty and the fines due shall be paid to the library.