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Most of the foreign telephone directories held by the Library of Congress are uncataloged, hence we have compiled this list of the directories from the country of Kosovo as a finding aid for our staff and patrons. These directories deal with Kosovo from every era. See also the finding aid for directories from Former Yugoslavia which may contain sections for towns from Kosovo. In addition to the uncataloged directories listed below, the Library also holds a handful that are cataloged and may be paged from the closed stacks using their call numbers. To locate these directories, search the online catalog using subject keywords such as "Yugoslavia" and "directories", or "Kosovo" and "directories," or the name of a city plus "directories". Besides just straight telephone directories, this kind of search yields business/address directories from Kosovo. The Library of Congress also has a 36-reel microfilm set of telephone directories entitled Telephone Directories from Former Yugoslavia, the contents of which are presented in the list below.

The finding aid, which represents our holdings as of February 2015, is arranged by country/republic, then by city, and then by the year prominently displayed on the cover of the piece, which may or may not be the actual date of publication (i.e., a directory will often have one year in large print on the cover, and a different, usually earlier, year of publication elsewhere). Directories that cover all of Kosovo appear first in the list. The type of directory is indicated by the words "residential", "organizational," or "both" for directories that include both business and private numbers.

Telephone directories for Kosovo are located in two possible places in the Library of Congress: Deck 5S of the closed stacks in the Adams Building or for the microfilm set, in the Microform Reading Room. For items in the closed stacks or the Microform Reading Room a reader must request the items by completing a call slip. The finding aid designates these two locations as MRR/GC or MicroRR. The call number of the microfilm set is 99/6071. All Kosovo volumes held on Deck 5S are filed under Yugoslavia.

  •  In addition to an alphabetical arrangement by surname, business name, occupation or trade, many directories provide a numerical listing of entries arranged by phone number so it can be determined who held a particular number for a given year. This feature is indicated in the notes field with the words "Numerical index."
  •  Often in the notes field there will be a statement beginning with words such as "Stanje" or "Gjendja" followed by a date. This statement is taken either from the title page or title page verso and can be loosely translated as "the situation as of a given date". It merely offers more precise dating for the contents of the directory.

When looking for listings of smaller towns in Kosovo, keep in mind that most telephone directories from the country feature a main city, but also include listings for other towns in the telephone district. Therefore, one should consult a map to locate a large city nearest to the desired town and use the directories for the larger city. Regarding the microfilm set, a list of all localities covered on a reel appears at the very beginning of each reel.

Almost all of the directories from Kosovo include both organizational and residential listings mixed together. Until the early 1970s very few provided a separate "yellow pages" section, although many had a section of additional advertisements at the end.

Besides using printed telephone directories, a reader may find it helpful to use online directories available for free on the Internet. The telephone portal site Infobel External link provides a list of links for each European country including all of the countries that once were part of Former Yugoslavia.

For further information concerning telephone directories in Serbian from Kosovo held by the Library of Congress, please contact:

Angela Cannon
Reference Specialist
European Division, Library of Congress,
Washington, DC 20540-4830
email: [email protected]

For further information concerning telephone directories in Albanian from Kosovo held by the Library of Congress, please contact:

Grant Harris
Chief, European Division
European Division, Library of Congress
Email: [email protected]



City (or Region) Year Title Type Notes Location
  1977/78 Telefonski imenik SFRJ. Knjiga 5. SR Srbija: SAP Kosovo, SAP Vojvodina. Both Although Serbia is in the title, it contains listings only for the 2 autonomous provinces. MicroRR
  1983/84 Telefonski imenik SFRJ. Knjiga 8. SR Srbija: SAP Kosovo, SAP Vojvodina. Both Although Serbia is in the title, this volumes contains listings only for the 2 autonomous provinces. MicroRR
  1985/86 Telefonski imenik SFRJ. Knjiga 8. SR Srbija: SAP Kosovo, SAP Vojvodina. Both Although Serbia is in the title, the listings are just for the 2 autonomous provinces. MicroRR
  1987/88 Telefonski imenik SFRJ. Knjiga 8. SR Srbija: SAP Kosovo, SAP Vojvodina. Both Arranged by republic or autonomous province and then by city. Although Serbia is in the title, this volume contains listings only for the 2 autonomous provinces. LC holds 2 copies of this title. MRR/GC/MicroRR
  1990 Telefonski imenik SFRJ. Knjiga 10. SR Srbija: SAP Kosovo, SAP Vojvodina. Both Although Serbia is in the title, there are listings just for the 2 autonomous provinces. MicroRR
Priština 1960 Telefonski imenik preduzeća PTT saobraćaja Priština. Both "Stanje na dan 1. X 1960". Also includes numbers for other towns in Kosovo. MRR/GC
Priština 1981/82 Regjistri telefonik i territorit te centralit transitor Prishtine. Both "Gjendja me 1 mars 1981." In Albanian. MicroRR
Priština 1981/82 Telefonski imenik područje tranzitne centrala Priština. Both "Stanje na dan 1. marta 1981. godine." MicroRR
Priština  1992/93 Telefonski imenik tranzitnog područja Priština : mrežne grupe 038 Priština, 028 K. Mitrovica, 029 Prizren, 039 Peć, 0280 Gnjilane, 0290 Urosevac, 0390 Đakovica. Both In Cyrillic. MRR/GC
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