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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.      Enter a keyword for the standard into the Databases, Standards, Codes search box on the Library homepage.

2.       Click on the relevant link for the standard you are seeking on the Search Result page (Community Page).

3.       If necessary, click [show more] under Codes to get the full list of codes available 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.


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