Medieval documents listing books belonging to Durham survive from throughout the lifetime of Durham Priory. Most of the significant ones were edited in Catalogi veteres librorum Ecclesiae Cathedralis Dunelm. Catalogues of the library of Durham Cathedral, at various periods, from the conquest to the dissolution, including catalogues of the library of the abbey of Hulne, and of the mss. preserved in the library of Bishop Cosin, at Durham (London: J. B. Nichols, 1838) and will soon be available in a modern edition when the Durham volume of the Corpus of British medieval library catalogues is published.

List of books given by William of St Calais

List of 49 books given to the Priory by the founding bishop, William of St Calais, written at the start of the second volume of the Bible of William of St Calais (DCL MS A.II.4, f.1r) Catalogi veteres, p.117-8

Library catalogue fragment (12th century)

List of books owned by the Priory, mid 12th century, on a piece of parchment  (DCD Misc. Charter 7143) edited Mynors 1939, p.10

Library catalogue (12th century)

List of books owned by the Priory added in the mid 12th century to one of the books given to the Priory by William of St Calais (DCL MS B.IV.24, f.1r-2r) edited Catalogi veteres, p.1-10