And so the Centro di Documentazione (Center of Documentation) was born, and in a short time the library grew to such size and quality as to become one of a kind in Italy. It offers an international landscape of reading with a staunch vision of research. It represents the faith that conditions of free and serious investigation into history, theology, patristics, exegesis and philosophy would mean that one could sow the seeds of renewal for the Christian experience.
Over the decades, the Giuseppe Dossetti Library has become a necessary point of reference for those who wish to investigate the historical-religious sciences. It is internationally recognized as a center for research and documentation of the religious, theological, biblical, exegetical and historical disciplines: It is frequented by scholars, researchers, graduands and graduate students, and undergraduate students from a wide variety of universities and faculties, both Italian and international.