The University Library webpages will allow you to inspect the general holdings of the library.
However, Durham Library also has a number of Special Collections which may be of particular interest to those considering research in English Literature. The following links should enable you to find the sections on the library holdings which are likely to be of greatest interest:
Archives and Special Collections
Abbott Literary mssAbbott PapersBamburgh ManuscriptsBasil Bunting Poetry ArchiveColpitts Poetry Readings Archive Cosin Manuscripts Elliott Manuscripts William Plomer Collection Porter Family CorrespondenceRouth Manuscripts St Chad's College Deposit Sunderland Friends Library Manuscripts
There are also the resources of the Dean and Chapter Library of Durham Cathedral.
Students interested in The Basil Bunting Poetry Archive may also wish to view the page on The Basil Bunting Poetry Centre.
For students with an interest in earlier periods there are both the medieval manuscript collections in the University Library and those in the Dean and Chapter Library of Durham Cathedral.