Does the Library have City and Telephone Directories?
To see which city and telephone directories the Library has available in our collections, please visit the following online images and research guides:
- United States Telephone Directory Collection - This collection provides access to the telephone directories that have been digitized.
- For a convenient list, scroll down the sidebar to LOCATIONS and click MORE LOCATIONS.
- This will allow you to organize the location list alphabetically.
- Once you select the city of interest, you can use the SORT BY box in the top-right corner to arrange the directories for that city by date.
If you do not find the city of interest in the online collection, study the "Lists of Available Directories" below for complete lists of the Library's print and microform directories.
Lists of Available Directories
- United States City Directories - Guide to Microfilm in the Library of Congress Microform Reading Room.
- United States Directories by Address and Phone Number - These include directories that allow you to search by address or telephone number instead of by name.
- United States Telephone Directories in Print and / or Microform - This inventory, organized by state, details the available directories by city/town and year.
Additional Ways to Contact Us
Send written correspondence to:
Researcher and Reference Services Division
101 Independence Ave. SE
Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ 100
Washington, D.C. 20540-4660
The staff of the Library of Congress cannot undertake research in family history or heraldry. In order to perform work of this nature satisfactorily, it is necessary to identify a particular branch of the family concerned, and, because of the time and effort involved, searches for this kind of information usually require the services of a professional genealogist or heraldic searcher.