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Libraries Offences Act 1898

1898 CHAPTER 53 61 and 62 Vict

An Act to provide for the Punishment of Offences in Libraries.

[12th August 1898]

1 Short title.E+W

This Act may be cited as the Libraries Offences Act 1898.

2 Penalty for offences.E+W

Any person who, in any library or reading-room to which this Act applies, to the annoyance or disturbance of any person using the same,—

(1)behaves in a disorderly manner;

(2)uses violent, abusive, or obscene language;

F1(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(4)or who, after proper warning, persists in remaining therein beyond the hours fixed for the closing of such library or reading-room,

shall be liable on summary conviction to a penalty not exceeding [F2level 1 on the standard scale].

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F2Words substituted by virtue of Criminal Justice Act 1982 (c.48, SIF 39:1), s. 46

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This Act shall apply—

(a). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F3

(b)to any library or reading-room maintained by a Society[F4that is a registered society within the meaning of the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, or is registered] under the M1[F5Friendly Societies Act 1974,] or by any registered Trade Union.

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F4Words in s. 3 substituted (1.8.2014) by virtue of Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 (c. 14), s. 154, Sch. 4 para. 20 (with Sch. 5)

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4 Extent of Act.E+W

This Act shall not apply to Scotland or Ireland.

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