[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Paterson 12-18-1979 by Ord. No. 79-111 as Ch. 18, Art. 5, of the 1979 Revised General Ordinances of Paterson. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Library Board of Trustees — See Ch. 59.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any library or collection supported in whole or in part by public funds of the city and any free public library created pursuant to the provision of N.J.S.A. 40:54-1 et seq.
No person shall retain or fail to return any book or article borrowed from any library in the city contrary to the rules and regulations of such library.
If any person retains or fails to return any book or article, he shall be first notified in person or in writing of his failure to return said book or article as per rules and regulations of the library before any complaint shall be made for violation of this chapter.
No person shall damage or destroy or permit to be damaged or destroyed any book or other article or any part thereof which is owned by or is in the custody of the library.
No person shall register or furnish a false name or address or use any card or indicia other than the one issued to said person for the purpose of borrowing any book or other article from the library.
Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey statute, any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000.), by imprisonment for a term not exceeding ninety (90) days or by a period of community service not exceeding ninety (90) days, or any combination thereof. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.