City Directory Information

United States / Canada

The Library subscribes to an online tool called Reference USA / Reference Solutions, which is a great criss-cross / white pages directory for all of the United States and Canada.

If you have a Pima County Public Library card, you can use this tool online from home. Need a card? Apply for an eCard!

You can enter partial names and addresses and still get the information needed.


Options for using City, or criss-cross, directories are:

  1. Use Reference USA / Reference Solutions.
  2. Call PCPL's Infoline at 520-791-4010 to request a "criss-cross" look-up of up to three addresses or telephone numbers.
  3. Visit the Joel D. Valdez Main Library to access historical Tucson City directories in print or on microfilm.

Note: There are gaps in PCPL's Tucson City Directory collection for two reasons:

  • Tucson City Directories are not published every year.
  • In past years, copies of criss-cross (City) directories were available only as rentals. After the rental period had expired the library returned the book to the publisher.


Phoenix Public Library does not answer City Directory questions.

The Pima County Public Library does not have a Phoenix city directory or criss-cross. You can search Phoenix Information by using Reference USA / Reference Solutions.

Find the information you need by calling the library's Infoline at 520-791-4010 or by sending your question to Ask a Librarian.