Find case law, legislation, forms and precedents, information about legal practices, study resources and a range of legal journals to support your research.


Members get exclusive access to several online databases and receive discounts on research services conducted by experienced LIV librarians.

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Attend training workshops that enable you to achieve successful outcomes, whether you are just starting out in the law or have been practising for years.

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LIV Library

LIV library services are only available to LIV members and members of the legal profession. Members of the public are able to access legal library resources at Victoria Legal Aid.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 9am–5pm
Closed on weekends and public holidays


Library borrowing is available to practising full members, associate members and honorary members of the LIV. The standard loan period is 14 days, with a single one week extension available unless the item has been reserved by another member.

Items borrowed are the responsibility of the member. A replacement and administration charge per item will be payable on items not returned within three weeks of the due date.

On-Site Facilities

  • Wide range of online legal databases.
  • PCs with free internet access and commonly used software.
  • Private study carrels with power for laptops.
  • Training room equipped with PCs, whiteboard, and projection screen.
  • Wireless internet access.
  • Photocopiers.
  • Members lounge.
  • Staff assistance and advice in the use of resources.


LIV Library
LG floor, 470 Bourke Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
T: 03 9607 9360
F: 03 9607 9359

Research Workshops View All Activities

  • Avoiding Common Mistakes

    Accredited training librarian Tasia Mitsinikos will take attendees through a range of topics, providing the answers to common questions and helping you avoid the mistakes she sees among even the most seasoned legal practitioners.

    Tue 04 Oct - 01:00 PM
    LIV Library

    Lower Ground, 470 Bourke Street, Melbourne

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  • Making the Most of Free Resources

    Learn how to gather important legal information from free online and hard copy resources. At the end of this session you will be able to search for cases and their subsequent consideration, find cases considering a section of an act and much more.

    Thu 06 Oct - 02:00 PM
    LIV Library

    Lower Ground, 470 Bourke Street, Melbourne

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  • Legal Research Part 3: Commentary

    New to legal research? Get skills and knowledge that will set you a cut above the rest. By attending this session, you will receive a brief bibliography outlining popular pieces of commentary sorted by area of law so you can find the commentary relevant to your practice.

    Tue 11 Oct - 02:00 PM
    LIV Library

    Lower Ground, 470 Bourke Street, Melbourne

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  • Customised Research Training

    Inquire about receiving one-on-one training with using the internet or refreshing your skills as a legal researcher. Customised in-house sessions for groups can also be arranged with our expert training librarian.

    LIV Library

    470 Bourke Street, Melbourne

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