[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Papillion 12-4-1990 as Ch. 3, Art. 2, of the 1990 Code; amended in its entirety 2-3-2015 by Ord. No. 1709. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The municipality owns and manages the Papillion City Library through the Library Board of Advisors. All actions by the Board shall be under the supervision and control of the City.
The Board shall establish rules and regulations for managing the library for the preservation and efficient operation thereof. It shall fix and impose, by general rules, penalties and forfeitures for injury to the library grounds, rooms, books or other property, or for failure to return a book. All fees, penalties and forfeitures may be collected by the City in a civil action in the event of failure, neglect or refusal to pay the said assessments. The City shall have the authority to override any rules, regulations, and policies established by the Board, with the exception of the Board's selection of the intellectual collection, displays or presentations. The City shall have the authority to place reasonable place and manner restrictions on internet use to protect children.
Any person who injures or fails to return any book taken from the library shall forfeit and pay to the library not less than the value of the book, in addition to any replacement costs and penalty which the Board may assess.
It shall be unlawful for any unauthorized person to take a book from the library without the consent of the library. Any person removing a book from the library without properly checking it out shall be deemed to be guilty of a misdemeanor.
The library shall be free for the use of the residents of the City of Papillion. The right to remove books and materials from the library by nonresidents of the City shall exist only after payment of an annual use fee, as set forth by the Master Fee Schedule. The library may exclude any person who willfully violates or refuses to comply with the library rules and regulations from the use of the library and reading rooms.
Any person who violates any of the prohibitions or provisions or sections of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. Unless otherwise specified in the particular section for which the person stands convicted of violating, the penalty for such violation shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $500 or imprisoned six months, or both said fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the sentencing court.