Transylvania County Library Joins the NC Cardinal Consortium!

Map of counties participating in NC Cardinal consortium

NC Cardinal is a growing consortium of public libraries in 48 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 130,000 items in the Transylvania County Library to nearly 7 million statewide!

  • Discover materials not owned locally
  • Borrow materials from any NC Cardinal Library using your Transylvania County library card
  • Place holds online for items from any NC Cardinal library; materials are sent to your pickup library of choice – FREE.
  • Return borrowed materials at any NC Cardinal Library

New Features in Cardinal!

  • Checkout lengths for most things will INCREASE to three weeks! (New items and DVDs will stay the same.)
  • Save your history of holds and checked out items by “opting in” through your account.
  • Change your account password from home.
  • Choose to be notified of arrived holds and upcoming due dates by text message.
  • Materials will automatically renew up to three times if no one else has the item on hold. You’ll get a notice the day before it is due letting you know whether or not the renewal was successful.
  • You can still request items, renew checkouts, and manage your account online, by phone, or in person
  • Transylvania County cardholders will continue to have first dibs on books, movies, and other materials owned by Transylvania County Library.



Begin using the new NC Cardinal catalog to manage checkouts and request Transylvania County-owned items. The online catalog will look different, but will have essentially the same functions as before. Your PIN/password reset to match the last four digits of your library card. You can change it through your settings in the online catalog.


Request and borrow books, movies, music, and more from any NC Cardinal Library and have them delivered to the Transylvania County Library, free of charge. Use your Transylvania library card at any NC Cardinal library, including Henderson, Buncombe, Jackson and Haywood County libraries.