My Library Account

Your library account can be accessed from any page of the catalog by clicking the green “My Account” button located at the top right corner.

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Clicking this button will bring up a screen where you will be prompted to enter your library card number on the left and your PIN number or password on the right. Enter your full library card number with no spaces. Your default PIN number is the last four digits of your telephone number. You can change this to a password as described below.
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After clicking “Log In”, you will be taken to the Account Summary page. At the top right, you will see a status bar that shows you the current status of your account in terms of items out, holds, arrived holds and fines. The main portion of the screen will contain the tabs where you can find out more about your account or make changes.

Account Summary—Gives an overview of how many items you have checked out, how many you have on hold, and how many are ready for pickup.

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Items Checked Out—Shows the detailed information for each item that is checked out.

Items checked out

Holds—Shows a list of your current holds as well as a history of past holds.


Account Preferences—Allows the user to change several account settings. This is where you can change your PIN to a new password of your choosing. You can also set up your account to remember your borrowing history by clicking on the Search and History Preferences tab.

Account Preferences

For more help on using NC Cardinal, see Online Catalog Help.