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Austria: Address and Telephone Directories

Telephone and address directories are used by genealogists and historians to identify people and businesses from a particular place and era. This guide lists directories from Austria in the Library of Congress collection.


Image of Austrian telephone books on shelf
Austrian telephone books. Library of Congress General Collections.

Most residential and general organizational telephone directories are not cataloged by the Library of Congress, even though the Library maintains a large collection of foreign and domestic directories. We have therefore compiled this list of directories from Austria as a finding aid for our staff and researchers.

The uncataloged directories listed in this guide reflect holdings as of 2012 of Austrian telephone directories. The list of holdings is arranged alphabetically by city or region, then chronologically. The type of directory is indicated by the words "residential," "organizational" (listing businesses, institutions, and government offices), or "both." The "Notes" field is used to provide additional information about the directory.

In addition to the uncataloged directories listed in this guide, the Library also holds a handful that are cataloged and may be requested using the online catalog. To locate these directories, search the Library of Congress Online Catalog using subject keywords such as "Austria" or the name of a city and "directories" or "telefonbuch" In addition to telephone directories, there are also business/address directories from Austria.

Here are some examples of books that can be of interest to those who are looking for information about telephone books from Austria. More books are available in the collections of the Library of Congress Library of Congress Online Catalog.