The Norberto Bobbio Library was established on 23 October 2014 by Dean Decree n. 5304, which approved the merging of the holdings, collections, resources and services of four pre-existing libraries: Cognetti de Martiis, Federico Patetta, Francesco Ruffini and Gioele Solari. In addition to these, in October 2016 also the European Library named after "Gianni Merlini" became part of the "Bobbio" Library. By the establishing of the new unitary library, the former libraries that contributed to its creation have been turned into sections.

The Bobbio Library is an inter-department unit referring to the following departments: Culture Politiche e Società, Economia e Statistica, Giurisprudenza.

The bodies of the Bobbio Library are the President, the Library Board and the Section Boards.