[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Madison 6-13-1988 by Ord. No. 27-88. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- The receipt of library materials from the Madison 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 Madison Public Library established and funded by the Borough of Madison pursuant to the statutes of the State of New Jersey.
- LIBRARY MATERIALS
- Any books, other written materials, phonograph records, videocassettes, other audiovisual materials and any other materials provided by the library for borrowing by its patrons, including materials provided pursuant to reciprocal and interlibrary loan programs.
The Board of Trustees of the Madison 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 Madison 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 Madison 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 Madison Public Library.
The provisions of this chapter shall be enforced by the Director of the Madison Public Library or such person as may, from time to time, be designated by the Board of Trustees of the Madison Public Library.
[Amended 12-13-1993 by Ord. No. 35-93]
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, fine paid to the library and a receipt therefor exhibited to the Violations Clerk. For the first offense, the penalty shall be $25; and for the second offense, the penalty 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.
[Amended 8-23-2004 by Ord. No. 42-2004]
If any section, subsection, clause or phrase of this chapter is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such determination shall not be deemed to affect the constitutionality or validity of remaining portions of this chapter.