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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 15.72 Division V Protection of Library Property

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DIVISION V. OFFENSES AGAINST PROPERTY

Chapter 15.72
Protection of Library Property

Sections:

15.72.010 Taking books.
15.72.020 Mutilating and marking books.
15.72.030 Failure to return books.
15.72.040 Fines.

15.72.010 Taking books.

Every person who shall take from the public (free) library any book, pamphlet, periodical, paper or other property, except in accordance with the rules of library, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
(1948 C. Ch. 36 1: 1960 C. 796.010.)

V.A.M.S.:

182.460 City to provide penalties for injury upon library and property thereof

15.72.020 Mutilating and marking books.

Every person who shall wilfully and wantonly cut, mutilate, mark, tear, write upon, deface or otherwise destroy or injure in whole or in part, any book, pamphlet, periodical, map, document, picture, or written or engraved or printed paper, belonging to the public (free) library, or shall suffer any such injury to be inflicted while the property is in his custody, or shall wilfully or wantonly injure any of the furniture or property in the building of the library, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
(1948 C. Ch. 36 2: 1960 C. 796.020.)

15.72.030 Failure to return books.

Every person who shall take or borrow from the public (free) library any book, pamphlet, periodical, paper or other property, and neglect to return the same within two weeks from the date of mailing a notice to his address, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
(1948 C. Ch. 36 3: 1960 C. 796.030.)

15.72.040 Fines.

Fines collected for violation of this chapter or of other ordinances relating to the free public library shall be paid in to the free library fund for the use of the library. It shall be the duty of the law department promptly to prosecute all violations of this chapter or of other such ordinances.
(1948 C. Ch. 36 4: 1960 C. 796.040.)

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