Get Copies of Documents

NRC releases several hundred documents to the public each workday. These documents are available to the public at or through the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS).

Self Service - No Charge

Electronic copies of many NRC public documents are available at this Web site through the NRC Library.

All public documents made available since November 1, 1999 may be viewed by the following means.

  • Searching the NRC Public Site using the search box available at the top of each page on the site.
  • Performing a more advanced search using the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) by using Web-based ADAMS (WBA).
  • As of January 1, 2021, many public documents published prior to 1999 have been digitized and are also available by doing an advanced search in WBA

Order Copies for a Fee

Copies of documents that NRC has made publicly available may be ordered from our Public Document Room (PDR) for a fee.

Many NRC NUREG-series publications are also available from the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) or from the National Technical Information Service National Technical Reports Library.

Request Documents through the FOIA

Documents may also be obtained through NRC’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act Request process. We recommend that you visit the library or contact the NRC Public Document Room (PDR) first to determine if the information you are seeking is already publicly available.