Bay Area City Directories and Phone Books

San Francisco, Alameda County, San Mateo county; in Print, Microform, or Digital

San Francisco City Directories online/digitized

San Francisco City Directories

  • 1850 - 1960, on microform
  • 1875 - 1982, in print format

San Francisco Reverse Street Directories:

  • 1976 - Current, in print format (Haine's)
  • 1953 - 1982, in print format (Polk's)

San Francisco Phone Books:

  • 1899 - 1992, on microform
  • 1921 - Current, in print format

Not all years are available. Please contact the Magazines and Newspapers Center at 557-4400 before coming to the Main Library.

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Oakland/Alameda County City Directories online/digitized

Oakland/Alameda County City Directories

  • 1872-1969, in print format

Oakland Phone Books

  • 1927-1980, in print format

Not all years are available. Please contact the Magazines and Newspapers Center at 557-4400 before coming to the Main Library.

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San Mateo City Directories

  • 1977-2016, in print format

Not all years are available. Please contact the Magazines and Newspapers Center at 557-4400 before coming to the Main Library.

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