The Library has collected numerous funds and book donations since its foundation.
They include eminent personalities who have taught and held positions of responsibility within the University.
It was decided to group their collections into so-called “closed funds“, i.e. funds that will not be implemented later, in order to better highlight the figure of the donor: this is the case for the Pettinato fund (Prof. Giovanni Pettinato Professor of Assyriology and Near Eastern Archaeology) and the Vallaro fund (Prof. Michele Vallaro Professor of Arabic Language and Literature).
Other collections of considerable importance have been placed on the open shelf and also represent a valuable contribution to the study.
These funds are the Maugeri, Lo Iacono, Capretti, Leghissa, Berta, D’Angelo and Trebastoni funds.
The University Library, which already holds an important collection on the language and culture of China, opened a Chinese Corner in November 2014.
The Chinese Corner provides readers with books in Chinese and on China, obtained through an agreement with Hanban, the institution responsible for disseminating Chinese language and culture throughout the world.