Section 525 Crimes Act | Stealing Books


Section 525 of the Crimes Act is the offence of Stealing Books and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 525 of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with the offence of ‘Stealing Books’ and reads as follows:

525 Stealing or damaging books and other things in public library and other places

Whosoever steals, or removes, secretes, or damages with intent to steal, any book, print, manuscript, or other article, or any part thereof, kept for the purposes of reference, or exhibition, or of art, science, or literature, in any public library, or in any building belonging to the Queen, or to any university or college, or a council (within the meaning of the Local Government Act 1993), shall, on conviction by the Local Court, be liable to imprisonment for one year, and to pay a fine of 10 penalty units in addition to a fine equal to four times the value of the article stolen, or intended to have been stolen.