[HISTORY: Derived from Sec. 3-14 of the 2002 Revised General Ordinances, adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Clark 12-16-2002 by Ord. No. 02-27; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- The receipt of library materials from the public library of Clark by means of charging the same to a library card pursuant to procedures as established by the library requiring the return of said library property within a specified period of time.
- The public library of Clark, established and funded by the Township of Clark pursuant to the statutes of the State of New Jersey.
- LIBRARY MATERIALS
- Any book, written materials or audiovisual materials provided by the library for borrowing, including materials provided via interlibrary loan or reciprocal borrowing.
No person shall detain or fail to return any book or article borrowed from the public library of the Township of Clark after 30 days have elapsed from the date of posting by certified mail, return receipt requested, and regular mail, of a notice demanding the return thereof, addressed to such person at the address furnished to the library.
No person shall cut, tear, deface, disfigure, damage or destroy any book, article, library equipment, furniture, facility or any part thereof which is owned by or in the custody of the public library of the Township.
No person shall register under or furnish a false name or address or use any card or indicia, other than the one issued to such person, for the purpose of borrowing any book or any article or material from the library.
No library card or indicia will be issued to a minor under the age of 18 years of age by the free public library of the Township unless the application therefor is signed by a parent or legal guardian. Such signature shall indicate the parent or guardian will be responsible for books or any other library articles borrowed by the minor.
The provisions of this chapter shall be enforced by the Library Director of the public library of Clark or such person as may, from time to time, be designated by the Board of Trustees of the library.
Every thirty-day period that elapses after receipt of the initial certified or regular mail notification and the materials are not returned shall constitute a separate violation.