Township of Cedar Grove, NJ
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Cedar Grove 4-15-1974 by Ord. No. 74-8. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Public Library Board — See Ch. 40.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY
Free public libraries — See N.J.S.A. 40:54-1 et seq.
General powers — See N.J.S.A. 40:69A-29.
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 Cedar Grove after 30 days have elapsed from the date of posting notice by certified mail, return receipt requested, of a notice demanding return thereof, addressed 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 for such borrowing to the public.
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 after six weeks, 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.
C. 
The book, material or article shall be overdue for at least two months.
[Amended 10-23-2006 by Ord. No. 06-656]
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 $500.