[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Palisades Park 11-28-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-14. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also superseded former Ch. 171, Library, adopted 5-27-1982 by Ord. No. 959, as amended.
As used in this chapter:
- AFFILIATE LIBRARY
- Any library in which the holder of a registration card shall be entitled to borrow material as a consequence of the possession of such card.
- Includes any individual, co-signer of a library registration card, corporation, partnership, association or other entity.
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:54-1 et seq., and the amendments and supplements thereto, and pursuant to a referendum vote, a free public library is established within the Borough of Palisades Park.
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:54-9, a Board of Trustees of the Borough Free Public Library, consisting of nine members, is hereby created.
The members constituting the Board of Trustees shall consist of the Mayor, the Superintendent of Schools of Palisades Park and seven citizens, at least six of whom shall reside in the Borough, to be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council.
The Board of Trustees and its members shall have the powers, authorities, duties and responsibilities set forth in N.J.S.A. 40:54-1 et seq., and the amendments and supplements thereto.
It shall be unlawful for any person to detain, fail or refuse to return any book, periodical, pamphlet, recording, audiovisual materials, or any other article of any kind borrowed from the Palisades Park Public Library, or from any affiliate library, with the use of a Palisades Park Free Library registration card for a period exceeding that time allowed for the material's use by the borrower as may be established pursuant to the rules and regulations of the respective library.
In the event any person shall detain or fail to return any material within the above-stated prescribed time, there may be forwarded to such person at any time thereafter notice of delinquency by certified mail, return receipt requested. Such notice shall be forwarded to the person's last known address as stated on the registration card, or otherwise noted on the record of the Palisades Park Public Library.
Should any person thereafter detain or fail to return any item for a period of 30 days or more from the date of mailing notice of delinquency, such person shall be fined in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
No person shall willfully or maliciously cut, tear, deface, disfigure, damage or destroy any book or other article, or any part thereof, which is owned by or is in the custody of such library.
No person with intent to defraud shall register or furnish a false name or address or use any card other than the one issued to the person for the purpose of borrowing any book or article from the library.
Any person who violates or refuses to comply with the regulations and provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not to exceed the sum of $100 or be imprisoned in the County Jail for a term not to exceed five days, or both, in the discretion of the Magistrate before whom such conviction is obtained.