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Law Library of Congress Offers Free Access to Historical U.S. Legal Materials from HeinOnline

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. 

The new collection includes four titles:
  • 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.  

To access these historical materials, visit the Guide to Law Online: U.S. Federal.  For more information about this collection, see the Law Library of Congress' In Custodia Legis blog.


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