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The Family History Library Catalog uses the following types of abbreviations in catalog entries:

  • Locations
  • Collections
  • Shelves


Locations

Abbreviation

Location

FHL

Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah)

JSMB

Joseph Smith Memorial Building (Salt Lake City, Utah)

VAULT

Granite Mountain Records Vault (Utah)



Collections

Abbreviation

Collection

ARC

Automated Resource Center (no longer used, see CD-ROM below)

BRITISH

British (Family History Library, B2)

ES

Extra Surveillance

FHD

Family History Department

INTL

International (Family History Library, B1)

RESTRICT

Restricted (Family History Library, Access Services Window)

SPECIAL

Special Collections (Family History Library, B1 access services window for books; Special Collections room on B2 for films)

TEMPLE

Temple Services

US/CAN

United States and Canada (Family History Library, main floor and second floor)



Shelves

Abbreviation

Shelf

Access Window
Access Services Window

Atlas Stand

Atlas Stand

Audio

Audio

Book

Book

CD-ROM

CD-ROM

Census Area

Census Area

Civil Reg

Civil Registration Fiche

Compact Disc

Compact Disc

Directories

Directories Storage

Fam Hist Book
Family History Book

Fiche

Fiche

Film

Film

Floppy Disc

Floppy Disc (no longer used)

Folio Storage

Folio Storage

Large Q Book

Large Q Book

Large Q Ref

Large Q Reference

Lg Q Ref 2nd

Large Q Reference, 2nd Floor

Lg Q Ref Main

Large Q Reference, Main Floor

Lib Att Win

Library Attendants' Window (now Access Services)

Map Case

Map Case

Map File

Map File

Pedigree File

Pedigree Chart File

Q Storage

Q Book Storage

Reference

Reference

Ref 2nd

Reference, 2nd Floor

Ref Main

Reference, Main Floor

Reg Table

Register Table

Book Storage

Regular Book Storage

Telephone Bks

Telephone Books

Video

Video

Vertical File

Vertical File

X Large Folio

X Large Folio

XL F Ref

X Large Folio Reference

XL F Ref 2nd

X Large Folio Reference, 2nd Floor

XL F Ref Main

X Large Folio Reference, Main Floor


 

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