Township of Denville, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Denville by Ord. No. 25-97 (Ch. 25 of the 1978 Revised General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
The receipt of library materials from the Denville Free Public Library by means of or by charging the same to a library card pursuant to procedures as established by the library requiring the return of said library material within a specified period of time.
The Denville Free Public Library established and operated by the Township of Denville pursuant to the statutes of the State of New Jersey.
Any books, other written materials, compact discs, videocassettes, audio-visual materials and any other materials provided by the library for borrowing by its patrons, including materials provided pursuant to reciprocal and inter-library loan programs.
The Board of Trustees of the Denville Free Public Library shall adopt and post in a conspicuous place in the library reasonable rules, regulations and procedures governing the borrowing of library materials which may be available for borrowing to the public and concerning such other matters as deemed necessary and appropriate by the Board of Trustees.
No person shall cut, tear, deface, disfigure, damage or destroy any library materials or other property borrowed from, owned by or in the custody of the Denville Free Public Library.
No person shall remove from the library any materials or other property owned by or in the custody of the library, unless such person shall have complied with the applicable rules, regulations and procedures of the library governing the borrowing of such library materials.
No person shall detain or fail to return any library materials borrowed from the Denville Free Public Library 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 to the library. Compliance with the requirements of this section shall be in addition to the requirements of any library regulations governing fines for the late return of borrowed library materials.
No person shall register or furnish a false name or address to obtain a library card or use without the owner's permission any library card other than the one issued to said person for the purpose of borrowing library materials from the Denville Free Public Library.
The provision of this chapter shall be enforced by the Director of the Denville Free Public Library or such person as may, from time to time, be designated by the Board of Trustees of the Denville Free Public Library.
The Library Director is authorized to file a complaint in the Municipal Court under the following conditions:
A certified letter, return receipt requested, shall be sent by the library administration informing the person that the book or material is overdue and that he/she is subject to prosecution pursuant to this chapter.
Any violation of §§ 326-3, 326-4, 326-5 and 326-6 of this chapter shall constitute a separate violation as to each item of library materials or property damaged, removed without authorization or not timely returned to the library.
In the case of any violation of § 326-5 of this chapter, each thirty-day period after receipt of the initial notice provided for therein during which library materials are not returned shall constitute a separate violation.
[Amended by Ord. No. 7-07]
Persons charged with a violation of this chapter shall be permitted to pay the penalties through the violation bureau provided that all library materials are returned to the library, fines are paid to the library and a receipt therefor exhibited to the violation Clerk. The penalty for the first offense shall be $25; the penalty for the second offense shall be $30.
For further offenses and for other violations of this chapter, a court appearance is required, and a penalty will be assessed in the discretion of the judge of the Municipal Court not to exceed the penalty provision of Subsection B below.
Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon a third conviction and thereafter, be subject to the penalties provided in Chapter 1, Article II, General Penalty, of these Revised General Ordinances.
[Added by Ord. No. 9-10]
No person shall peddle, hawk, sell or offer for sale any services, goods, ware or merchandise for profit upon the premises of the Denville Free Public Library without having first secured written permission from the director.
Any person violating this § 326-10 shall be issued a warning for the first violation. Any person violating this section after having been issued a warning shall be subject to the penalties set forth in Chapter 1, Article II, General Penalty, of the Township Code.