Discussion of the library and its documentary evidence (mainly bequests) is forthcoming by N. L. Ramsay & J. M. W. Willoughby, The Libraries of the Secular Cathedrals, CBMLC.
List of thirteen service-books in an inventory of s. xvi printed by J. Raine, Historians of the Church of York, 3, Rolls Series 71 (1894), 387, and in Dugdale, Monasticon, 6/3. 1205. List of about 76 books bequeathed absolutely or (39–76) conditionally by John Newton (d. 1414) printed from a York register by Raine, Testamenta Eboracensia 1, Surtees Soc. (1836), 365–6, 68–9. List of titles seen by Leland, printed in Collectanea, 4. 37, and De scriptoribus Britannicis, p. 230.