Phone books for specific geographic areas can be ordered through local phone companies. In areas where phone books are not automatically delivered, those who want them are required to call the phone company and ask for one.
As of 2015, most areas have two types of phone books. White Pages are used for finding people and residential phone numbers, while Yellow Pages are used for finding businesses. In smaller areas, both phone books may be combined into a single document. Some phone companies charge a delivery fee, so be sure to understand all associated costs when you order a phone book.