Township of Montville, NJ
Morris County
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Montville by Ord. No. 2005-29 (Ch. 9.18 of the 1998 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 236-1
Definitions. 

§ 236-2
Rules, regulations and procedures. 

§ 236-3
Damage prohibited. 

§ 236-4
Compliance with rules for borrowing required. 

§ 236-5
Timely return of materials. 

§ 236-6
False information; unauthorized use of library card. 

§ 236-7
Enforcement. 

§ 236-8
Separate violations. 

§ 236-9
Violations and penalties. 

§ 236-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

BORROW
The receipt of library materials from the Montville Township 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.
LIBRARY
The Montville Township Public Library established and funded by the Township of Montville.
LIBRARY MATERIALS
Any books, written materials, phonograph records, video cassettes, 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.

§ 236-2 Rules, regulations and procedures.

The Board of the Montville Township 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.

§ 236-3 Damage prohibited.

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 Montville Township Public Library.

§ 236-4 Compliance with rules for borrowing required.

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.

§ 236-5 Timely return of materials.

No person shall detain or fail to return any library materials borrowed from the Montville Township Public Library after 30 days have elapsed from the date of posting by certified mail, return receipt requested, and by regular mail, 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.

§ 236-6 False information; unauthorized use of library card.

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 Montville Township Public Library.

§ 236-7 Enforcement.

The provisions of this chapter shall be enforced by the Director of the Montville Township Public Library or such person as may, from time to time, be designated by the Board of the Montville Township Public Library.

§ 236-8 Separate violations.

A. 

Any violation of § 236-3, 236-4 or 236-5 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.

B. 

In the case of any violation of § 236-5 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.

§ 236-9 Violations and penalties.

A. 

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.

B. 

Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not to exceed $100 for each separate violation, as specified in § 236-8 hereof.