Township of Teaneck, NJ
Bergen County
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[Ord. No. 2078, 4-2-1985, § 1.]
No person shall withhold or fail to return any book, article or other property borrowed from the Teaneck Free Public Library within 30 days from the date of the 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.
[Ord. No. 2078, 4-2-1985, § 2.]
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 Teaneck Free Public Library.
[Ord. No. 2078, 4-2-1985, § 3.]
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, or use any card other than the one issued to said person for the purpose of borrowing any book or article from said library.
[Ord. No. 2078, 4-2-1985, § 4.]
No person shall remove any book, periodical, pamphlet, artistic reproduction, phonograph recording, audiovisual material or any other item or article from the Teaneck Free Public Library Building without first complying with the rules and regulations and procedures of the library for borrowing such items or articles.
[Ord. No. 2078, 4-2-1985, § 5.]
Any person who shall have lost any book or article borrowed from the Teaneck 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 Section 22A-1 herein shall not be deemed to have committed a violation 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.
[Ord. No. 2078, 4-2-1985, § 6.]
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 for such borrowing to the public and the payment of fines for retention of items beyond permissible times.
The Library Director is authorized to file a complaint in the Municipal Court for violation of any of the terms of this chapter under the following conditions:
(a) 
A certified letter, return receipt requested, shall be sent by the library administration, no sooner than six weeks after the book or material is overdue and/or a fine is due under the library's posted rules and regulations, informing the person that the book or material is overdue and/or that a fine is due and that he is subject to prosecution pursuant to this section.
(b) 
In the case of a minor, the letter shall be sent to the parents of the minor involved.
(c) 
The book, material or article shall be overdue and/or the fine shall remain unpaid for at least 30 days after the posting of the required notice.
(d) 
The Teaneck Police Department shall issue a summons based on the verified complaint of the Library Director.
[Ord. No. 2078, 4-2-1985, § 7.]
[Ord. No. 2078, 4-2-1985, § 8.]
Any person who fails to comply with the terms of this chapter will be subject to a fine in the minimum amount of $25 for each offense, with a maximum fine not exceeding $1,000, or by imprisonment not exceeding a period of seven days, or by both such fine or imprisonment.