For an overview of the collection, see Chinese Collection within the Guide to Special Collections.
Beijing Normal University, Catalogue of the Ancient Chinese Books collection in the John Rylands Library (unpublished catalogue, 2014).
Zheng Yaying and John B.W. Deane, Handlist of the Chinese Collections in the John Rylands University Library of Manchester (unpublished catalogue, 1991).
Bibliotheca Lindesiana, Catalogue of Chinese Books and Manuscripts (Privately printed, 1895).