§ 131.003  LIBRARY MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT.
   (A)   The fact that a person has concealed library materials or equipment, as defined in I.C.A. § 702.22, or unpurchased property of a store or other mercantile establishment, either on the premises or outside the premises, is material evidence of intent to deprive the owner, and the finding of library materials or equipment or unpurchased property concealed upon the person or among the belongings of the person is material evidence of intent to deprive and, if the person conceals or causes to be concealed library materials or equipment or unpurchased property, upon the person or among the belongings of another, the finding of the concealed materials, equipment or property is also material evidence of intent to deprive on the part of the person concealing the library materials, equipment or goods.
   (B)   The fact that a person fails to return library materials for two months or more after the date the person agreed to return the library materials or fails to return library equipment for one month or more after the date the person agreed to return the library equipment is evidence of intent to deprive the owner, provided a reasonable attempt, including the mailing by restricted certified mail of notice that such material or equipment is overdue and criminal actions will be taken, has been made to reclaim the materials or equipment. Notices stating the provisions of this section and I.C.A. § 808.12 with regard to library materials or equipment shall be posted in clear public view: in all public libraries; in all libraries of educational, historical or charitable institutions, organizations or societies; in all museums; and in all repositories of public records.
   (C)   After the expiration of three days following the due date, the owner of borrowed library equipment may request the assistance of a dispute resolution center, mediation center or appropriate law enforcement agency in recovering the equipment from the borrower.
   (D)   The owner of library equipment may require deposits by borrowers and, for late returns, the owner may impose graduated penalties of up to 25% of the value of the equipment, based upon the lateness of the return.
   (E)   For lost library materials or equipment, arrangements may be made to make a monetary settlement.
(2013 Code, § 21-45)  (Ord. 75, passed 8-14-1950)  Penalty, see § 130.999
Statutory reference:
   Similar provisions, see I.C.A. § 714.5