/Web APIs

Document: styleSheets property

The styleSheets read-only property of the Document interface returns a StyleSheetList of CSSStyleSheet objects, for stylesheets explicitly linked into or embedded in a document.


The returned list is ordered as follows:

  • StyleSheets retrieved from <link> headers are placed first, sorted in header order.
  • StyleSheets retrieved from the DOM are placed after, sorted in tree order.


function getStyleSheet(unique_title) {
  for (const sheet of document.styleSheets) {
    if (sheet.title === unique_title) {
      return sheet;


Browser compatibility

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