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NC Cardinal Migration Information

Beginning January 2020, the Rutherford County Library System and the other public libraries in Rutherford County (Spindale Public Library, Norris Public Library, and Mooneyham Public Library) will begin migrating to NC Cardinal.  The migration will be completed in mid-March, after which the residents of Rutherford County will have access to a catalog of over 6 million items.  It is important to note that the Isothermal Community College Library will NOT be migrating to NC Cardinal.  Instead, the college library will be joining a statewide consortium of other community college libraries that will provide students and county residents access to a much great selection of academic and research quality material.

What You Need To Know

September—October: borrowing between the ICC library and other CMC libraries will be limited as we begin to transition from one consortium to another.

Throughout the process, you’ll still have full access to borrow and request materials owned by Haynes, Mooneyham, Mountains, Norris, Rutherford County, and Spindale.

The ICC Library will not be migrating to NC Cardinal. After October 31, cards from the ICC library will not work in other CMC Libraries, and vice versa.

If you use Rutherford County, Haynes, Mountains, Mooneyham, Norris, and Spindale Libraries with a card from the ICC Library, we’ll issue you a new library card so you can continue using our libraries.

Please help us by promptly returning items borrowed from the ICC library once you’ve finished them.

After the migration is completed in mid-March, your account PIN will change to the last four digits of your phone number (you can then change it.) If you need to verify or update the phone number in our records, let us know.

If you have saved custom lists in the library catalog, those will not be available after the migration. We recommend printing your lists now if you want to keep them.

How NC Cardinal Benefits YOU

NC Cardinal is a growing consortium of public libraries in 50 North Carolina counties dedicated to sharing resources and expanding opportunities through the use of a single online catalog. NC Cardinal expands items available to you from about 200,000 items in Rutherford CMC Libraries to over 6.4 million statewide!

Discover materials not owned locally.
Borrow materials from any NC Cardinal Library using your local library card.
Renew materials.
Return borrowed materials at any NC Cardinal Library.
Place holds online for items from any NC Cardinal library; materials are sent to YOUR pickup library of choice.

About NC Cardinal

NC Cardinal is a consortium of North Carolina public libraries that share an online catalog and integrated library system (ILS), and share resources with other member libraries. The program’s mission is to maintain and continually develop a working, efficient, and sustainable ILS for public libraries and library staff within North Carolina. It is a program of the State Library of North Carolina, supported by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Federal Library Services and Technology Act. The State Library of North Carolina supports this consortium by providing initial startup/migration funding to join the consortium and after migration, funding for State Library consultants to facilitate system support, workshops, training, project management guidance, and consortium oversight on a variety of cataloging and circulation issues. NC Cardinal has been operating since July 2010.