CODES-GUIDES online library


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 may be limited or disabled depending on the subscription type. See the Features page for details.

Log in to the CODES-GUIDES Online Library (for Single User subscriptions).

eBook format: Available from eVantage in eBook format. Note that the eVantage eBook contains additional functionality and is not a free product. To purchase, 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

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
Devices Operating Systems Browsers File Formats
Personal Computers Windows 7 and greater IE 9 and greater, FireFox, Chrome PDF (online or downloadable)
Mac OSX 10.6 Safari 5.0.2 and greater, FireFox, Chrome PDF (online or downloadable)
Tablets The iPad platform is not supported N/A N/A
Windows 8 (Windows RT is not supported), Windows 10 IE 9 and greater, FireFox, Chrome PDF (online or downloadable)
Viewer Applications
Operating Systems File Formats Viewers
Windows 7 to 10 (Includes Windows 8 or 10 tablets), Mac OSX 10.6 and greater PDF Adobe Reader and FileOpen Plug-in
The iPad platform is not supported N/A N/A

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