How to activate subscriptions


Once you have placed your order through the NRC Virtual Store or the Construction Research Centre's Client Services, it will be processed by NRC staff, after which you will receive an activation email containing your sales order number, the list of publications you ordered, and a link to the CODES–GUIDES Online Library website.

If you don't receive the activation email in your inbox, check your junk mail folder as some email systems may place it into this folder.

Keep this information handy. You will need it to activate your subscriptions and for Customer Service or Technical Support inquiries.

Getting started

Note that DRM-protected secure PDF files are not supported on Android and iOS.

Complete the following 3 steps to view the publications to which you subscribed:

  1. Install required software:
    • For Windows 7/8/10 (including Windows 10 tablets) and Mac OSX 10.6
  2. Register at CODES-GUIDES Online Library using the link that corresponds to your subscription:
  3. Activate your subscription(s):
    • Log in to the same CODES-GUIDES Online Library link you used to register and select "Activate subscriptions."

User manuals

To view the correct manual, click on the link that matches your subscription type: