Where Are Phone Numbers Listed by Address?

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Reference books known as criss-cross directories such as “Haines Criss + Cross Directory” or “Cole’s Blue Book Directory” list telephone numbers by address or in numerical order. These are available at local libraries or through the publishers in electronic format. Buyers can order the Haines directory at HainesInformationProducts.com.

Websites such as DOBSearch and WhitePages let users search for telephone numbers and people or businesses by entering their address. These sites, however, do not display lists of numbers by address unless there are multiple names and numbers associated with a searched address.

The Library of Congress maintains historical directories in the Street Address Directories Collection and in the Criss-Cross Directories Collection. Some of the directories in these collections date back to the late 19th century, but the library does not loan out these volumes.