[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Village of Ridgefield Park 12-26-1985 by Ord. No. 23-85 (Ch. 130 of the 1985 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- AFFILIATE LIBRARY
- Any library in which the holder of a registration card shall be entitled to borrow material as a consequence of the possession of such card.
- Includes any individual, cosigner of a library registration card, corporation, partnership, association or other entity.
It shall be unlawful for any person to detain, fail or refuse to return any book, periodical, pamphlet, recording, audiovisual materials or any other article of any kind borrowed from the Ridgefield Park Public Library, or from any affiliate library, with the use of a Ridgefield Park Free Public Library registration card for a period exceeding that time allowed for the material's use by the borrower, as may be established pursuant to the rules and regulations of the respective library.
In the event that any person shall detain or fail to return any material within the above-stated prescribed time, there may be forwarded to such person, at any time thereafter, notice of delinquency by certified mail, return receipt requested. Such notice shall be forwarded to the persons's last known address as stated on the registration card or otherwise noted on the record of the Ridgefield Park Public Library.
Should any person thereafter detain or fail to return any item for a period of 30 days or more from the date of mailing notice of delinquency, such person shall be fined in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
This chapter shall be enforced by the Library Director or his or her authorized representative.
For each and every violation of the provisions of this chapter, the person as herein defined, upon conviction, shall be subject to a fine of not more than $100 or imprisonment not exceeding 90 days, together with the cost of the replacement value of the item not returned and costs of court.