City Archives & Special Collections

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City Directories

City Directory Services Rates Information
Neame and Year Search $3.00 per request 5 requests total. Each request includes a name and a year.
Address (after 1938) and Year $3.00 per request 5 requests total. Searching by street address was not a feature of New Orleans city directories until 1938.

Click HERE for an index to City Directories available in the City Archives & Special Collections department.

PLEASE NOTE that the New Orleans city directories, 1861-1960, are available at several websites. The library provides access to Gales City and Business Directories through the database page. They can also be found in the "U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989" database within,, and

Please provide the following information:

Fees: $3.00 per request.

Submission Guidelines

Inquiries can be mailed to:

City Archives & Special Collections

219 Loyola Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70112

Or emailed to:

Please enclose a check or money order (payable to New Orleans Public Library) for each request. No refunds.

Allow 14 business days for a response. Requests are handled in the order in which they are received, and we cannot accept "rush" orders.

All searches will cover New Orleans Only.

Only 5 citations or individual requests should be submitted at a time.

We will provide the best copy possible from our microfilm or digital content. We cannot guarantee complete legibility of photocopies due to the quality of some of the microfilm.

Photo Duplication information can be found on our photo page.

Requests outside of those listed can be addressed to The Archives is unable to digitize original materials and large sections of printed materials such as books and reports.

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