General descriptions of collection
Directory of rare book and special collections in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland / ed. by B.C. Bloomfield, 2nd ed. (London, 1997), p.70-75.
- Summary of Durham University Library Rare Book and Special Collections (last modified: 30 June 2014)
Works in particular languages
Lough, John, "Books in French published between 1601 and 1800 in four County Durham libraries", Durham University Journal ns 55 (Durham, 1994), 13-20.
Jefcoate, Graham et al., A guide to collections of books printed in German-speaking countries before 1901 (or in German elsewhere) held by libraries in Great Britain and Ireland (Hildesheim, 2000), 196-200.