The Law Library of Congress just announced that they will now provide free access to some historical U.S. legal materials through an agreement with William S. Hein & Co. These materials can be accessed through their Guide to Law Online: U.S. Federal and are pulled directly from the HeinOnline database. Users can download files up to 20 pages per download.
- United States Code (1925-1993)
- United States Reports (1754-2004)
- Code of Federal Regulations (1938-1995)
- Federal Register (1936-1993)
As a reminder, more recent federal legal materials can be accessed through the Government Printing Office’s FDsys website. This website has the recent years of the United States Code (1994- ), Code of Federal Regulations (1996- ), and Federal Register (1994- ). Recent volumes of the United States Reports are posted on the Supreme Court website.