Revised August 2012
Telephone directories facilitate community access to telephone listings
for selected cities in the U.S. This saves patrons the expense of directory
assistance charges, often providing better service than is available from
directory assistance (e.g., the subject access of the yellow pages listings,
the ability to browse a particular surname). Zip code directories allow
patrons quick access to current zip codes throughout the U.S.
This collection provides paper and electronic formats of the most frequently requested
regional directories received free of charge through the phone company.
Electronic sources are also purchased.
The paper copy directories are both white and yellow pages and include
all Wyoming directories as well as directories for major regional cities,
including Denver, Rapid City, Billings, and Las Vegas. Electronic subscriptions provide White and Yellow page information for the United States and Canada. It has been determined that the Canadian information is pertinent to the needs of this community.
Paper directories issued by other than the major telecommunications provider
for the area are not developed.
Purchases and buying patterns are determined in large part by:
- electronic/Internet sources availability.
- patron requests.
- present and potential relevance to the community.
- availability of free directories.
- Gillette paper telephone directories are retained, then moved
- All other paper editions are discarded as new editions are received.