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HeinOnline Public Library Package

A research package designed specifically for U.S. public libraries.

A Comprehensive Research Platform for Any Library

HeinOnline’s Public Library Package has been carefully designed to meet the needs of all your library patrons. With 36 research databases, this premier research platform contains the full text of more than 3,200 scholarly journals, access to U.S. federal and state case law, thousands of classic international documents, and a wealth of government publications. Access complete coverage of the U.S. Statutes at Large, U.S. Code, Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, U.S. Congressional Record, and more—all are exact replicas of the original print publications and all are fully searchable. 

All documents within HeinOnline are provided in a fully searchable image-based format, offering users the authority of print with the ease of online searching. Unique search tools powered by machine learning, a personalized research platform, and scholarly impact analysis tools further enhance the library patron experience. HeinOnline’s help pages guide you and your patrons through the use of its interface, tools, and databases and our friendly support team is available for personalized training sessions, live chat, phone calls, and emails. 

The Materials to Meet Any Patron's Research Need

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Access more than 3,000 scholarly  journals that discuss, analyze, and reflect on a wide range of disciplines. 


Peruse authoritative current and historical government sources that both illuminate the past and inform on the present. 


Locate original treaties, national constitutions, foreign policy documents, and more from countries all over the world.


Explore case law and official published opinions from the U.S. Supreme Court, all using “best-case-first” research tools.

Included in the Package

Explore the scholarly resources, U.S. government documents, international materials, and case law archives that make up the Public Library Package.

Scholarly Resources

Law Journal Library

A collection of more than 3,000 online academic journals, each dating back to inception and extending through the most current issue available.

Legal Classics

Nearly 20,000 works from some of the greatest legal minds in history, including rare items found in only a handful of libraries around the world.

Gun Regulation & Legislation in America

Nearly one thousand titles dealing with the difficult and important topic of gun regulation, including periodicals, legislative histories, hearings, and more.

Slavery in America and the World

A multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the U.S. and elsewhere, including every federal, state, and colony statute and all reported relevant cases.

Criminal Justice & Criminology

A historical overview of these two ever-changing disciplines, including periodicals, rare pamphlets, memoirs, books, hearings, and more.

Civil Rights and Social Justice

Study the expansion of civil rights in America through government publications, legislation, supreme court briefs, and more.

Religion and the Law

Thousands of books, periodicals, and bibliographies relating to the history of church and state, religion and freedom, religion and politics, and more.

Women and the Law

Books, biographies, and periodicals dedicated to the role of women in society and the progression of women's rights over the past several centuries.

Brennan Center for Justice Publications

Publications of the Brennan Center, a nonpartisan law and policy institute seeking to improve the systems of democracy and justice in the U.S.

Military and Government

Thousands of diverse publications related to the history, glory, might, and daily nitty-gritty of administrating America’s fighting forces.

NOMOS: A Political and Legal Philosophy Series

A highly regarded series from the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy, featuring scholarly works from leading political and legal theorists.

Bremer-Kovacs Collection: Historic Documents Related to the Administrative Procedure Act of 1946

A comprehensive database designed to make the history of the Administrative Procedure Act of 1946 (APA) more accessible and understandable. Compiled by Kathryn E. Kovacs, Emily S. Bremer, and Charlotte D. Schneider.

UNC Press Law Publications

Hundreds of titles (both current and historical) from the internationally acclaimed University of North Carolina Press, covering a variety of timely topics.

Law Academy Project

A comprehensive collection of works exploring the history of the Law Academy of Philadelphia, compiled by editor Dr. Joel Fishman.

LGBTQ+ Rights

A collection of materials and interactive timeline relating to the gay rights movement in America, from 1950 until present day.

Military Legal Resources (U.S. Army JAG School)

An exhaustive collection created in collaboration with the William Winthrop Memorial Library of the U.S. Army JAG School.

U.S. Government Documents

Federal Register Library

Comprehensive coverage of the Federal Register, beginning from inception (1936) and updated daily, as well as other executive documents.

U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

A fully-searchable digital version of the Code of Federal Regulations, comprehensive in coverage and featuring unique locator tools to enable easy access.

U.S. Statutes at Large

The official source for every law (public and private) ever enacted by Congress in digital format, as well as pre-1948 treaties and international agreements.

U.S. Code

A single source for the entire archive (and current material) of the U.S. Code, the codification of the general and permanent laws of the United States.

U.S. Congressional Documents

The complete Congressional Record bound volume set from its inception, plus its three predecessor titles, congressional hearings, and more.

U.S. Congressional Serial Set

The official historical record of the U.S. government, consisting of two centuries of documents spanning more than 17,000 volumes.

U.S. Presidential Library

A primary source for locating presidential documents, including speeches, messages, papers, select hearings, reports, and more.

U.S. Presidential Impeachment Library

A variety of documents that are both contemporaneous as well as asynchronous with the four U.S. presidents affected by the impeachment process.

U.S. Federal Legislative Histories

Thousands of legislative histories on major public laws, compiled by the GAO, Arnold and Porter, Covington and Burling, and others.

GAO Reports and Comptroller General Decisions

Reports on audits, surveys, investigations, and evaluations of federal programs conducted by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Executive Privilege Archive

Primary and secondary source material relating to executive privilege from all three branches of the U.S. government, as well as books and scholarly articles.

COVID-19: Pandemics Past and Present

Government reports and articles demonstrating how COVID-19 and other pandemics have impacted public health, economics, society, and the world.

History of Supreme Court Nominations

The definitive documented history of both successful and unsuccessful Supreme Court nominations through Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Reports of U.S. Presidential Commissions

A unique resource containing the most current list of publications created by presidential advisory bodies (commissions, committees, tasks forces, and others).

National Survey of State Laws

An interactive online resource that allows users to make state-by-state comparisons of current state laws regarding some of the most-asked about and controversial topics.

International Materials

World Constitutions Illustrated

Constitutional and government documents from every country currently in existence, as well as thousands of related classic books and articles.

U.S. Treaties and Agreements Library

A collection of all U.S. treaties in existence, including those in force and expired, as well as thousands of unpublished treaties and agreements.

Pentagon Papers

A United States Department of Defense history of the country's political and military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967.

Open Society Justice Initiative

Reports, handbooks, briefing papers, and more exploring and advocating on issues of human rights and justice.

U.S. Case Law

U.S. Supreme Court Library

Complete coverage of the official U.S. Reports, providing access to all U.S. Supreme Court cases, as well as slip opinions and preliminary prints.


The full text of state and federal case law, with inline hyperlinking, negative treatment indicators, citation lookup tools, and more.

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