[HISTORY: 1984 Code §§ 87-1—87-4 as amended through December 31, 2016. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall detain or fail to return any property or item borrowed from the Dowdell Library of South Amboy or any book or article borrowed with the use of the Dowdell Library of South Amboy card after 30 days have elapsed from the date of posting by certified mail, return receipt requested, of a notice demanding return thereof, addressed to such person at the last address furnished to the library.
No person shall cut, tear, deface, disfigure, damage, destroy or in any way diminish the value of any book or other item, or any part thereof, which is owned by or is in the custody of such library.
No person, with intent to defraud, shall register or furnish a false name or address or use any card other than the one issued to such person for the purpose of borrowing any book or item from the library.
Any person who initially violates the provisions of this Article shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine not to exceed $100 or be sentenced to perform a maximum of 25 hours of community service at the Dowdell Library, or both, at the discretion of the magistrate before whom such conviction is obtained. In addition, restitution in the amount of the replacement cost of the damaged or misappropriated item is to be required. Those who are convicted as repeat offenders within five years of the prior conviction are subject to a maximum fine of $200 as well as restitution.