Township of Irvington, NJ
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Municipal Council of the Town (now Township) of Irvington 5-27-1980 by Ord. No. MC 2609 (Ch. 133 of the 1981 Revised Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Peace and good order — See Ch. 439.
No person shall remove or borrow any books, articles or library materials from the premises of the Irvington Free Public Library or any of its branches unless and until said removal of books, articles or materials has been consented to, recorded and charged out at the circulation desk of the Main Library or any of its branches.
It shall be unlawful for any person to retain or fail to return any books, articles or materials beyond the date designated by the library employee or officer at the time said book, article or material is removed by consent of the library and charged out to the person removing same at the Main Library or any of its branches, or any extension of time granted in writing by the library or its branches.
Any person failing to return any book, article or other material on or before the date designated as provided in § 374-2 shall be liable for fine or late charge for each day of such retention as provided by the rules and regulations of the Irvington Library Board. If the offending person or borrower of the book, articles or materials is under 18 years of age, then the parent or guardian of such person shall be notified by certified mail of the default and violation of the provisions of this chapter. The failure to return the books, articles or materials within 10 days after mailing of such notice by certified mail shall cause said fine and late charge to be assessed against such parent or guardian.
It shall be unlawful for any person to register or furnish a false name or address or to forge or furnish false identification or card not belonging to said person for the purpose of borrowing or removing any book, article or materials from the Main Library or its branches.
The Director of the library or any person authorized by the Director may file a complaint in the Irvington Municipal Court against any person violating the provisions of this chapter if a certified letter, return receipt requested, is mailed by the library administration to the offending person, informing such person that the book or books, articles or materials are more than six weeks overdue and that failure to return the books, articles or materials within 10 days shall cause a complaint for prosecution to be filed for violating this chapter and that such failure to return is presumed to be intentional to defraud and retain library property. In the event the original violator is a minor, the said certified notice may also be sent to the parent or guardian of said minor.
It shall be unlawful for any person to damage, deface, cut, tear, disfigure or destroy any books, articles or other library materials or any part thereof which belong to or were borrowed from the Main Library or any of its branches.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to enter upon the lawn or other public grounds of the Irvington Public Library or any of its branches when forbidden to do so by an official sign posted on such grounds or by other official notification.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to loiter in or upon any library lands or building or to obstruct or molest the free passage of other persons in and from said library lands or buildings at the Main Library or its branches.
No person shall loiter on the library lands or in its buildings in such a manner as to create or cause to be created a danger of a breach of the peace or whereby a breach of the peace may be occasioned.
No person shall obstruct, annoy, molest, hinder, threaten, insult or interfere with any person legally enjoying the privileges and use of the Main Library or its branches, nor shall such offending person make or cause to be made any loud, disturbing or offensive noises or remarks in and upon the grounds and premises of the library or its branches.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to willfully or maliciously commit any vandalism or injury or damage to or upon the lands or buildings of the Irvington Main Library or any of its branches or any of its real or personal property, including, but not by way of limitation, any furniture, fixtures, shelving, equipment, books, pictures, articles and all other materials belonging to or in the possession of the Main Library or any of its branches.
[Amended 1-13-1981 by Ord. No. MC 2622]
Any person violating the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punishable as provided in the general penalty provisions as set forth in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III.