Stealing library materials (NJSA 2C:20-12,13,14 Theft of library materials) includes failing to return those items. Neptune Township Municipal ordinance 3-15.1 also prohibits failure to return library materials.
The Neptune Public Library will send an overdue notice and a final bill to the address we have for the borrower. We will also attempt to contact the borrower at the phone numbers on their account. At the time of the phone call, everyone at that address will be barred from using any library services.
If the items are not returned within two weeks of the phone call, the account of the responsible adult, parent or guardian will be turned over to our Collections Department. A collections fee of $15.00 will be added to the account. Items not returned will also accrue the maximum fine.
Accounts forwarded to our Collections Department may also be pursued in Municipal Court under Neptune Township Municipal ordinance 3-15.1 .
Adopted by the Library Board of Trustees
14 March 2007, Amended December 10, 2008