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 Library Laws of Pennsylvania

 

Retention of Library Property After Notice to Return

 

Whoever retains any book, pamphlet, magazine, newspaper, manuscript, map or other property belonging in or to or on deposit with the State Library or any local library which is established or maintained under any law of this Commonwealth or the library of any university, college or educational instutional chartered by the Commonwealth or the library of any public school or any branch reading room, deposit station or agency operated in connection therewith, for a period exceeding 30 days after such library has given written notice to return the same, shall, upon conviction in summary proceedings, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $25 to be paid over by the magistrate imposing such fine to the library instituting the prosecution and costs of prosecution. Any person in default of payment of such fines and costs shall undergo imprisonment in the county jail for a period not to exceed ten days. Such notices may be given by personal service upon the borrower or by the mailing of a letter, by first class mail, to the borrower's address on file with said library. The notice shall refer to this act and shall contain a demand that the property be returned.

 

[24 P.C.S.A. 4426]

 

Damaging Library Property

 

Anyone who shall willfully cut, mutilate, mark or otherwise injure any book, pamphlet, magazine, newspaper, manuscript, map or other property belonging in or to or on deposit with the State Library or any local library which is established or maintained under any law of this Commonwealth or the library or any university, college or educational institute chartered by the Commonwealth or the library of any public school or any branch reading room, deposit station or agency operated in connection therewith shall be deemed to be guilty of a misdemeanor, and may be prosecuted for said offense, before any court of competent jurisdiction and, upon conviction thereof, shall be liable to pay a fine of not more than $25 and costs of prosecution or to undergo imprisonment in the county jail for a period not exceeding 15 days, or both, at the discretion of the court, the said fine when collected to be for the use of the said library against which the aforesaid offense was committed.

 

[24 P.C.S.A. 4427]

 

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