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The Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester (first published in 1903 and until 1972 known as the Bulletin of the John Rylands Library) is the most important of the Library's publications. For many years each issue included a 'Notes and News' section containing details of each important collection as soon as it had been acquired. Indexes to the Bulletin for volumes 1-25, 26-50 and 51-60 have so far been published. Recent acquisitions are now reported in the News from the Rylands.

Chadwyck-Healey, Catalogue of Printed Books in the Rare Books Division of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester (Cambridge, 1989). This microfiche edition the Library's principal research catalogues gives details of holdings up to 1978. It was issued in two parts: the Guardbook Catalogue of 1899 (3,972 pp.), and the Supplementary Slip Catalogue (501,933 slips).

Catalogue of the Printed Books in the John Rylands Library, 3 vols (Manchester, 1899), contains details of the Spencer Collection and other printed collections acquired by c.1895; it was reproduced on microfiche by Chadwyck-Healey (see above).

Henry Guppy, The John Rylands Library, Manchester, 1899-1924: a Record of its History with Brief Descriptions of the Building and its Contents (Manchester, 1924).

Henry Guppy, The John Rylands Library, Manchester, 1899-1935: a Brief Record of its History with Descriptions of the Building and its Contents (Manchester, 1935).

Thomas Frognall Dibdin, Bibliotheca Spenceriana, 7 vols (London, 1814-23).

Anthony Lister, 'The Althorp Library of Second Earl Spencer, now in the John Rylands University Library of Manchester: its Formation and Growth', Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, vol. 71, no. 2 (1989), pp. 67-86.

Campbell Dodgson, Woodcuts of the Fifteenth Century in the John Rylands Library (Manchester, 1915).

English Incunabula in the John Rylands Library: a Catalogue of Books Printed in England and of English Books Printed Abroad, 1475-1500 (Manchester, 1930).

E. Gordon Duff, Catalogue of Books in the John Rylands Library, Manchester, Printed in England, Scotland and Ireland and of Books in English Printed Abroad to the End of the Year 1640 (Manchester, 1895).

Nigel Griffin, 'Spanish Incunabula in the John Rylands University Library of Manchester', Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, vol. 70, no. 2 (1988), pp. 3-141.

Catalogue of the Owens College Library, 5 vols (Manchester, 1894-99).

Charles W.E. Leigh, Catalogue of the Christie Collection Bequeathed to the Library of the University of Manchester (Manchester, 1915).

'Exhibition of Library Bindings', Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, vol. 54 (1972), pp. 241-5.

Frank Taylor, 'The John Rylands Library, 1936-72', Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, vol. 71, no. 2 (1989), pp. 39-66.

Peter McNiven, 'The John Rylands Library, 1972-2000', Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, vol. 82, nos 2 and 3 (2000), pp. 3-79.