An archive of Gary Larson's comic strip "The Far Side" is not available online, as of May 2015. The strip's distributor, Creators Syndicate, does not have permission from Larson to allow its electronic reuse. Larson himself published a letter asking fans to cease posting his work on the Internet.
Every syndicated "Far Side" cartoon is available in print in a two-volume hardcover or three-volume paperback set titled "The Complete Far Side." Both the hardcover and paperback sets total over 1270 pages. The 2014 paperback version is available directly through Amazon.com, but the hardcover version, released in 2003, is available new and used only through third-party sellers on the website. Book retailer Barnes & Noble sells the paperback collection online and in stores and the hardcover set through third-party sellers online. Barnes & Noble states that the hardcover set may also be available in its stores.