Standards and Specifications

Current standards available:

  • National Electrical Code
  • International Fire Code
  • International Building Code
  • International Residential Code
  • Uniform Plumbing Code
  • Uniform Mechanical Code

Standards NOT available:

  • ANSI (American National Standards)
  • ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials)
  • ISO (International Standards Organization)
  • National Fire Codes

The current National Fire Codes are available online at the National Fire Protection Association web site,  Please note that these cannot be downloaded or printed.

Other Standards

SFPL has very limited, historical holdings of standards such as:

Consult the BST reference desk for other standards.

Sources for Purchasing Standards

Document Center Inc. 
1504 Industrial Way, Unit 9 / Belmont, CA 94002 / Phone: (415) 591-7600 / Fax: (415) 591-7617

Information Handling Services 
Global Engineering 
15 Inverness Way East / Englewood, CO 80112-5704 / Phone (800) 624-3974 / Fax: (303) 397-7935

Other Sources for Standards

ASHRAE Standards

Heating and cooling standards from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.


Provides direct access to defense and federal specifications, standards, and related standardization documents cataloged in the DoD master repository. ASSIST-Quick Search does not require an account and password and makes documents available to the public free of charge.

Linda Hall Library

Linda Hall Library is an independent public library of science, engineering and technology located in Kansas City, Missouri. The Library is used extensively by companies, academic institutions and individuals throughout the world. Some standards can be purchased through their document delivery system.

UC Berkeley Engineering Library (Kresge Engineering Library)


Material Safety Data Sheets