The CODES-GUIDES on-line library is an Internet-based service that provides access to the National and Provincial Code documents in an electronic format. The electronic format offers a number of useful features, such as hyperlinks, that are not possible with the paper format. Printing is limited or disabled depending on the Code edition and subscription type. See the Features page for details.
New: Now also available from eVantage in eBook format. To order, visit the eVantage on-line store.
Please be advised that the 2005 National Construction Codes and Guides CD-ROM has been discontinued. For a complimentary upgrade to an equivalent product, please call Client Services at 1-800-672-7990 (Canada) or at 613-993-2463 (Ottawa-Gatineau and outside of Canada). You may also request information by sending an e-mail to CONSTPubsales-Ventes@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca.
You must have Internet access to register, activate and access the electronic publications. Due to the file sizes of the publications in the CODES–GUIDES Online Library, using a dial-up connection is not supported.
Hardware and Software
All devices must have a minimum of 2 GB RAM and 100 MB of free local storage space.
|Devices||Operating Systems||Browsers||File Formats|
|Personal Computers||Windows 7 and greater||IE 9 and greater, FireFox, Chrome||PDF (online or downloadable), OPN (online)|
|Mac OSX 10.6||Safari 5.0.2 and greater, FireFox, Chrome||PDF (online or downloadable), OPN (online)|
|Tablets||The iPad platform is not supported||N/A||N/A|
|Android OS 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)||Safari 4 and greater, Chrome||OPN (online)|
|Windows 8 (Windows RT is not supported), Windows 10||IE 9 and greater, FireFox, Chrome||PDF (online or downloadable), OPN (online)|
|Operating Systems||File Formats||Viewers|
|Windows 7 to 10 (Includes Windows 8 or 10 tablets), Mac OSX 10.6 and greater||Adobe Reader and FileOpen Plug-in|
|OPN||Adobe Flash Player plug-in in browser|
|The iPad platform is not supported||N/A||N/A|
|Android OS 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and greater||OPN||FileOpen 2.5 for Android|