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Standards and Codes

Industry Consensus Standards and Codes

Industry consensus standards and codes are available in a variety for formats through the SLAC Research Library. To see what standards are available start at the SLAC Research Library website

1.      Click [ Labwide ] from the top menu bar (in aqua color). It will direct you to our library Community Pages for Library Resources.

2.      Click [ show more ] under Standards to get a list of available standards online.

3.      Click [ show more ] under Codes to get a list of available codes online.

4.      Click on the title to access the resource or on Help for more information on access.

Standards Available through Stanford University Libraries

SLAC personnel can access several types of standards (for example, ASME, ANSI, IEC, ISO, ICC) via standards platforms supported by Stanford University Libraries. SLAC personnel can access these standards platforms as long as they are logged onto the SLAC network.

For current information on available standards and platforms and instructions on how to use them, see the Stanford University Libraries Standards page.

 Note that these platforms do not have all standards issued by a given body, only those to which Stanford has subscribed.


Use the following steps to access standards through this portal.

1.      Make sure the Adobe Acrobat FileOpen plugin is installed on your computer. (The plugin is available from the Techstreet homepage.) If you encounter any difficulty installing FileOpen, please contact [] the SLAC HelpDesk for assistance

2.      To search for a specific standard, type in the desired code number in the Search box. (To browse all available standards by "catalog", standards available from a particular standards body, click the Browse button.)

3.      Click on the document title in the search results.

4.      To read, click on the Read button under Available to Download.

 ANSI Standards Connect

Use the following steps to access standards through this portal.

1.      Click [ Click here ] to use guest access from the upper right-hand side under Sign-in.

2.      Type in the desired code number using Designation Search under Fast Track, then click search.

3.      The result page will be your requested code.

4.      Click [ PDF download ] at the left-hand side tool bar. It will open the full-screen PDF document for easy viewing.

5.      Please be sure to [ Logout ] (down at the screen bottom) after use.


SLAC and Stanford University Libraries (SUL) access to NFPA standards is pending due to an ongoing contract negotiation between the SLAC-SUL standards provider, ANSI Standards Connect, and NFPA. The SLAC Research Library and SUL are unfortunately unable to provide an estimated date when these negotiations will be completed.

In the meantime, NFPA standards remain unavailable through the SLAC-SUL ANSI Standards Connect license, and any NFPA standards required by SLAC staff before they are available through ANSI Standards Connect will have to be either obtained with departmental funds or accessed through the free link provided by NFPA. If you wish to purchase an NFPA standard, please follow the instructions for Obtaining Standards for Individual Use.

Obtaining Standards for Individual Use

If the standard or code you need cannot be found from the above resources, please let us know. We will see if we can purchase a single-user license for your work-related individual use.

Standards are purchased for individual use by a SLAC employee in fulfilment of that individual’s work. A purchased standard or code is the requesting employee’s copy for individual work-related use only, and it must not be stored on a shared drive, posted online, or distributed to anyone else.

The SLAC Research Library requires departmental charge number(s) from staff for requests received after the annual FY budget for purchase of standards and codes has been exhausted, or in those instances when enhanced (vs. basic) access to codes