The Law Library of Congress now offers free online access to historical U.S. legal materials. You can access these materials through the library’s web portal, Guide to Law Online: U.S. Federal. All you need is a computer with internet access, and you can look up superseded versions of the federal laws from the comfort of your office or home.

Some of the materials available include:

United States Code 1925-1988 (includes content up to 1993)
United States Reports v. 1-542 (1754-2004)
Code of Federal Regulations (1938-1995)
Federal Register v. 1-58 (1936-1993)

The materials listed above are also available for free at the San Diego Law Library through our HeinOnline subscription. In addition, the database includes federal legislative history published by the U.S. GPO and private publishers, the complete Congressional Record,  law journals, and much more. Visit any of our four locations to use the database at one of our computers. At this time, we do not provide remote access.