CODES-GUIDES Online Library



Introduction

The CODES-GUIDES online 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.

Important: 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.

System Requirements

Internet Access

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.

Supported Operating Systems and Web Browsers
DevicesOperating SystemsBrowsersFile Formats
Personal Computers Windows XP 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 iPad 3, iOS 5
Update 2016-07-26: Due to extremely poor performance, support for this platform is temporarily suspended.
Safari 5 and greater OPN (online)
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)
Viewer Applications
Operating SystemsFile FormatsViewers
Windows XP to 10 (Includes Windows 8 or 10 tablets), Mac OSX 10.6 and greater PDF Adobe Reader and FileOpen Plug-in
OPN Adobe Flash Player plug-in in browser
iPad 3, iOS 5 and greater
Update 2016-07-26: Due to extremely poor performance, support for this platform is temporarily suspended.
OPN FileOpen 2.3 for iOS
Android OS 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and greater OPN FileOpen 2.5 for Android

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