The Skilliter Centre’s cataloguing project originally began in 2004, but was put on hold from April 2005 due to lack of funding. It resumed in October 2007, and ran until November 2009. Currently, almost all of the books in the library have been catalogued, together totalling over 10,700 items. The different collections which make up the library are rich and varied, and a valuable resource for researchers: it is estimated that around 20% of the library’s holdings represent the only copy of that item held in the UK.
Languages of items include Turkish, English, French, Italian, Latin, Greek, German, Georgian, Maltese, Japanese, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Hungarian, Polish, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Hebrew, Ottoman Turkish, Arabic, and Persian. The Skilliter Centre is very grateful to the individuals and charitable trusts who made financial contributions to the project. The catalogue is not currently only accessible within the Centre; however, it is hoped that in the future it will be made available online.