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Where to find the official U.S. Code online

The official edition of the United States Code was first published by the Government Printing Office in 1926.  GPO publishes a new edition of the code every six years, and, in between editions, publishes annual, cumulative supplements.

HeinOnline has recently launched a new U.S. Code collection.  HeinOnline’s coverage of the official U.S. Code is comprehensive, dating back to inception (1926).  

  • Browse the U.S. Code by edition or title.
  • Search by specific citation and edition.
  • Search full-text by keyword or phrase.
  • Download searchable PDFs.

GPO Access contains the 2006, 2000 and 1994 editions of the official U.S. Code, plus annual supplements.

  • The 2006 edition contains Titles 1 through 41, with the exception of Title 38A.  Additional Titles will be added as they are made available from the Office of the Law Revision Counsel.
  • Browse individual U.S. Code titles, down to the section level, for the latest available update.
  • Search by keyword or phrase, U.S.  Code citation, popular name, Public Law number, Statutes at Large citation.
  • Available only as ASCII text files.

If you would like to use the historic official U.S. Codes in print, they are shelved on the 4th floor, Y 1.2/5:.

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