City of Englewood, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Englewood 2-5-1980 by Ord. No. 80-01. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Library Board of Trustees — See Ch. 8, Art. VII.

§ 258-1 Failure to return borrowed materials; notice.

No person shall withhold or fail to return any book, article or other property borrowed from the Englewood Free Public Library within 30 days from the date of mailing, by certified mail, return receipt requested, of a notice demanding the return thereof, addressed to such person at the last known address of such person provided to the library.

§ 258-2 Damaging library property prohibited.

No person shall willfully or maliciously cut, tear, deface, disfigure, damage or destroy any book, article or other property, or any part thereof, which is owned by or in the custody of the Englewood Free Public Library.

§ 258-3 Acquiring library card by false pretense.

No person, with intent to defraud, shall acquire a library card by the use of false pretenses, including but not limited to the use of a false name or address.

§ 258-4 Fraudulent use of library card.

No person, with intent to defraud, shall borrow any book, article or other property from the said Englewood Free Public Library through the use of a library card which was not issued to such person.

§ 258-5 Separate offenses.

A separate offense shall be deemed committed with respect to each book or article withheld or not returned, as provided in § 258-1, or damaged or destroyed as provided in § 258-2.

§ 258-6 Lost book or article.

Any person who shall have lost any book or article borrowed from the Englewood Free Public Library or who, for any other reason beyond his or her control, is unable to return such book or other article to the library within the thirty-day period referred to in § 258-1 shall not be deemed to have committed a violation of § 258-1 if, within the said thirty-day period, such person shall pay to the library the full value of such unreturned book or other article, as determined by the library.

§ 258-7 Rules and regulations.

[Added 12-19-1989 by Ord. No. 89-23]
A. 
No person shall, while in or upon the Englewood Free Public Library premises, violate any of the following rules and regulations:
(1) 
Utter or cause to be made any loud or unnecessary conversation, laughter, noise or action which is disturbing to other users of the library or to library staff.
(2) 
Utter or perform any obscene or abusive language or gesture that is directed at other library patrons or library staff members.
(3) 
Play or use any radios, tape players, or similar sound instrument in any manner so that sound is transmitted to other persons.
(4) 
Block or in any way interfere with the free movement of any person or persons.
(5) 
Remove any library property from the building or grounds without authorization or through established lending procedures.
(6) 
Solicit for any purpose, sell any item or distribute leaflets or any other materials not specifically approved by the Library Director.
(7) 
Use public telephones in excess of five minutes without the approval of the Library Director.
(8) 
Use nonpublic telephones without the permission of library staff.
(9) 
Consume any food or beverages within the library building without the approval of the library personnel.
(10) 
Follow staff or patrons around the building or engage in any other similar harassing behavior such as making rude noises, gestures or other intimidating acts.
(11) 
Rearrange or relocate any library furniture, books or equipment from one location to another without the approval of the Library Director.
(12) 
Engage in disorderly conduct, commit a nuisance, loiter or unreasonably disturb or offend library users or staff.
(13) 
Possess or use weapons of any sort except by authorized law enforcement personnel.
(14) 
Possess or use alcoholic beverages or any controlled dangerous substance.
(15) 
Bring animals other than guide dogs into the building.
(16) 
Willfully destroy or damage any library property.
(17) 
Smoke within the building.
(18) 
Enter the building without a shirt or shoes or in other improper or indecent attire.
B. 
After a warning by authorized library personnel, persons violating any of the foregoing rules and regulations shall, upon the request of library personnel, leave the library building and grounds. Any person failing to leave the library, after being requested to do so by library personnel for violation of any of the foregoing rules and regulations, shall be in violation of this chapter and will be subject to appropriate action as may be taken by police authorities based upon a complaint signed by library personnel.

§ 258-8 Violations and penalties.

Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $100.