All monographs are included in the online catalogue (Newton) or the Pre-1978 Guardbook Catalogue under romanised headings. A retrospective conversion of South Asian non-roman script entries from the Guardbook slips to the online catalogue was completed in 2000. Pre-1978 imprints must be checked in both catalogues until the University Library's retrospective conversion of roman script entries is completed. All online catalogue records have Library of Congress subject headings. In recent years romanisation follows Library of Congress schemes.
Tibetan manuscripts and blockprints are catalogued online as part of the Catalogue of Tibetan Manuscripts and Blockprints for material held at Cambridge University Library, Bodleian Library, Oxford, World Museum, Liverpool and The Ancient India and Iran Trust, Cambridge.
Bendall, Cecil, 1856–1906. Catalogue of the Buddhist Sanskrit manuscripts in the University Library, Cambridge: with introductory notices and illustrations of the palaeography and chronology of Nepal and Bengal. Cambridge: University Press, 1883. xii, lvi, 225 p.,  leaves of plates (folded): two tables (folded); 23 cm. (Reprinted: Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 1992. Series title: Publications of the Nepal-German Manuscript Preservation Project; 2 Verzeichnis der orientalischen Handschriften in Deutschland. Supplementband; 33)
Bendall, Cecil, 1856–1906 A journey of literary and archaeological research in Nepal and northern India, during the winter of 1884–5. Cambridge: University Press, 1886. xii, 100 p.,  leaves of plates: ill. ; 23 cm. Part II: Lists of mss., with notes.
Bendall, Cecil, 1856–1906. Notes on a collection of MSS obtained by Dr Gimlette of the Bengal Medical Service, at Kathmandu, and now deposited in the Cambridge University Library, and in the British Museum. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, N.S. 20 London: 1888. pp. 549–551.
Wujastyk, Dominik. Sanskrit Ayurvedic manuscripts in the British Isles. Journal of the European Ayurvedic Society, vol. 1 Reinbek : 1990; pp. 91–118. Appendix II: Ayurvedic manuscripts in the Cambridge University Library.
Davids, Thomas William Rhys, 1843–1922. List of Pali manuscripts in the Cambridge University Library. Journal of the Pali Text Society London: 1883. pp. 145–146.
Blumhardt, James Fuller, d. 1922, & D. N. MacKenzie. Catalogue of Pashto manuscripts in the libraries of the British Isles: Bodleian Library, the British Museum, Cambridge University Library, India Office Library, John Rylands Library, School of Oriental and African Studies, [and] Trinity College, Dublin. London: Trustees of the British Museum, 1965. x, , 147 p. ; 26 cm.
Browne, Edward Granville, 1862–1926. A catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the library of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge: University Press, 1896. xl, 471 p. ; 25 cm. In English and Persian. Much of interest from India and about India is included, not only in Persian but including Pushto, Urdu and Malay manuscripts.
Browne, Edward Granville, 1862–1926. A hand-list of the Muhammadan manuscripts: including those written in the Arabic character, preserved in the library of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge: University Press, 1900. xvii, 440 p. ; 23 cm. This later handlist includes Pushto, Urdu, Malay and Panjabi manuscripts.
Browne, Edward Granville, 1862–1926. A supplementary hand-list of the Muhammadan manuscripts, including all those written in the Arabic character, preserved in the libraries of ... Cambridge. Cambridge: University Press, 1922. xi, , 348 p. ; 23 cm.
Arberry, Arthur John, 1905–1969. A second supplementary hand-list of the Muhammadan manuscripts in the University and Colleges of Cambridge. Cambridge: University Press, 1952. , 82 p. ; 22 cm.
Niemann, Grahame. Uncatalogued Indian manuscripts of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge: the Honner collection. IAVRI Bulletin, 9 Vrindaban: 1980. pp. 3-15 ; 20 cm. [Manuscripts on deposit at Cambridge University Library]
Jamieson, R. C. (Robert Craig), 1953–. The perfection of wisdom: extracts from Astasahasrikaprajnaparamita / selected and translated by R.C. Jamieson; foreward by H.H. the Dalai Lama; illustrated with ancient Sanskrit manuscripts. London: Frances Lincoln/Penguin Viking, 2000. 109 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm. Translated from the Sanskrit. Cambridge University Library. Manuscript. Add.1464 Cambridge University Library. Manuscript. Add.1643. Includes descriptions of Cambridge manuscript illustrations: p. 104 ff.