Township of Livingston, NJ
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Livingston 11-5-1979 as §§ 18-70 to 18-75 of the 1979 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended by Ord. No. 27-1986]
No person shall detain or fail to return any book, periodical, pamphlet, artistic reproduction, phonograph recording, audiovisual material or any other article borrowed from the Free Public Library of the Township of Livingston after 30 days have elapsed from the date of posting by certified mail, return receipt requested, of a bill demanding return thereof with payment of outstanding fines and charges, address to said person at the last address furnished.
No person shall cut, tear, deface, disfigure, damage or destroy any book, periodical, pamphlet, artistic reproduction, phonograph recording, audiovisual material or other article, or any part thereof, which is borrowed from, owned by or is in the custody of such library.
The Library Board shall adopt and post, in a conspicuous place in the Free Public Library Building, rules, regulations and procedures governing the borrowing of books, periodicals, pamphlets or any other item or article which may be available to the public for such borrowing.
No person shall remove any book, periodical, pamphlet, artistic reproduction, phonograph recording, audiovisual material or any other item or article from the Free Public Library Building without complying with the rules, regulations and procedures of the library for borrowing such items or articles.
The Library Director is authorized to file a complaint in the Municipal Court under the following conditions:
A. 
A certified letter, return receipt requested, shall be sent by the Library Administration informing the person that the book or material is overdue and that he is subject to prosecution pursuant to this chapter.
B. 
In the case of a minor, the letter shall be sent to the parents of the minor involved, who will then be responsible if court action has to be taken.
C. 
The book, material or article shall be overdue for at least four months.
Any person who violates or refuses to comply with the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not to exceed $50 or the costs due the library, whichever is greater, and a penalty of not more than $100 for the second and each succeeding offense.