N.J.S.A 2A:43A-1. Definitions; notice

2A:43A-1. Definitions; notice

a. As used in this section:

(1) “Library material” means any material, regardless of physical form or characteristics, or any part thereof, belonging to, on loan to, or otherwise in the custody of a library facility;

(2) “Library facility” means any public library, any library of an educational, historical, or charitable institution, organization or society, or any museum.

b. Prior to bringing a civil action against any person committing an offense that would constitute theft of library material, the library facility shall notify the person in writing that if he has not reimbursed the library facility for the fair market value of the library material plus any costs, including attorney’s fees, and damages within 15 days of the notice, that a civil action may be brought. Thereafter, if a civil action is brought by the library facility, the library may recover the value of the library material, costs and damages, including attorney’s feeS.

L. 1985, C. 373, S.5, eff. Nov. 26, 1985.


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