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About the NORDC Rec Card
The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) now requires anyone who uses a NORDC Rec Center to sign up for and use a NORDC Rec Card. The card is free, there are no residency requirements, and anyone age 6+ can register for their card at any NORD Rec Center.

About the New Orleans Public Library Card
The New Orleans Public Library requires anyone who wants to borrow materials to sign up for and use a Library card. Library card requirements can be found here.

Your Card, Twice the Fun
The Library & NORDC are partnering to offer the community the opportunity to utilize the services of both city agencies by linking their accounts and using only one card – either their Library Card or NORDC Rec Card.


HOW DOES THIS WORK?

Library Cards & new* NORDC Rec Cards both have a 10 digit account number. Upon request by the cardholder, the single 10 digit account number will be linked to both Library & NORDC accounts and the cardholder will then be able to access both Library & NORDC resources with one only card.

To link Library & NORDC accounts, you must choose if you want to use either your LIBRARY or NORDC Rec card. It is up to you if you want to link accounts, it is not required.

To use a Library Card for both Library & NORDC access:
The Library cardholder must sign up for, or add an existing NORDC account number to their Library card account. NORDC accounts can only be created at NORDC facilities.

To activate a Library account, applicants must visit any Library location.

OR

To use a NORDC REC Card for both NORDC & Library access:
The NORDC Rec cardholder must sign up for, or add an existing Library account number to their NORDC account. Library accounts can only be created at Library Locations.

To activate a NORDC Rec Card account, applicants must visit any NORDC Rec Center. Proof of residency is not required.

*There are some previously issued NORDC accounts that only have 6 digit account numbers, cardholders with only a 6 digit NORDC account who want to use only their NORDC Rec Card for both NORDC and Library access must get a new 10 digit NORDC account from any NORDC location before they can link their accounts.


SCENARIOS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ACCESSING BOTH LIBRARY AND NORDC AND USING ONLY ONE CARD

Scenario #1

You have both a Library Card and a NORDC Rec Card and you want to use both the Library & NORDC Rec Centers using only your Library card:
1. Visit any NORDC Rec Center, locations can be found at nordc.org
2. Ask NORDC Staff to replace your 10 digit or 6 digit NORDC Rec Card account number with your 10 digit Library account number
3. Their NORDC Rec Card is no longer valid and they can now use their Library Card at all Library and NORDC locations

Scenario #2

You have a Library Card but do not have a NORDC Rec Card and you want to use both the Library & NORDC Rec Centers using only their Library Card:
1. Sign up for a new NORDC account at any NORDC Rec Center, locations can be found at nordc.org
2. After completing your application, NORDC Staff will create a new NORDC account using your current 10 digit Library Card account number
3. The 10 digit Library account number is the same for both their Library and NORDC accounts
4. You can now use your Library Card at all Library and all NORDC locations

Scenario #3

You have a 10 digit or 6 digit NORDC Rec Card but do not have a LibraryCard and you want to use both the Library & NORDC Rec Centers using only your Library Card:
1. Visit any Library location, locations can be found at nolaLibrary.org
2. After completing your application, Library Staff will verify residency and create a new Library account
3. You will receive a Library Card
4. You then need to visit any NORDC Rec Center, locations can be found at nordc.org and ask NORDC Staff to replace your NORDC Rec Card account number with your 10 digit Library account number
5. Your NORDC Rec Card is no longer valid and you can now use your Library Card at all Library and NORDC locations

Scenario #4

You have both a Library Card and a 10 digit NORDC Rec Card and you want use to both the Library & NORDC Rec Centers using only your NORDC Rec Card:
1. Visit any LIBRARY location, locations can be found at nolaLibrary.org
2. Ask LIBRARY Staff to replace your 10 digit Library account number with your 10 digit NORDC Rec Card account number
3. Your LIBRARY Card is no longer valid and you can now use your NORDC Rec Card at all LIBRARY and NORDC locations

Scenario #5

You have both a Library Card and a 6 digit NORDC Rec Card and you want access to both the Library & NORDC Rec Centers using only your NORDC Rec Card:
1. Visit any NORDC Rec Center, locations can be found at nordc.org
2. Ask NORDC Staff to replace your 6 digit NORDC account number with a new 10 digit NORDC account number
3. Visit any Library, locations can be found at nolaLibrary.org
4. Ask Library Staff to replace your 10 digit Library account number with your 10 digit NORDC Rec Card account number
5. Your Library Card is no longer valid and you can now use your NORDC Rec Card at all Library and NORDC Rec Center locations