Reverse telephone directories (often called street address or criss-cross directories) are usually published annually for major metropolitan areas. Listings are based on telephone directories and are arranged both by address and telephone number. There is no listing by name. For an online inventory of the Library's U.S. Criss-Cross and Street Address Directories, please consult Directories By Address: Inventories of Library Collections. These directories are served in the Science & Business Reading Room on the 5th floor of the John Adams Building.
The latest available U.S. reverse telephone directories in print format are located on Deck 46 which is entered through Alcove 4 in the Main Reading Room. They are arranged alphabetically by state, shelved after the telephone and city directories for that state. The labels on the catalog drawers are color coded for easy identification: green is for the reverse telephone directory catalog.
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