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Library Information

Opening hours

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

Note that 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.

For information about LIV membership, please contact Member Services.

Contact details

LIV Library
LG floor, 470 Bourke Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Ph: (03) 9607 9360
Fax: (03) 9607 9359


Library borrowing is available to practising full members, associate members, and honorary members. 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.

Legal research assistance

Requests for research assistance and document supply can be submitted using the electronic request option under 'Request Research' on the left hand side menu. The request screen includes full details of our fees. Please feel free to telephone the library if your request is urgent, or if you require further information about our services.

Legal research training

The LIV offers regular legal research training sessions through its professional development program. Customised training is also available for small groups in regional and suburban locations, or at the LIV library if required. Please contact us at for further details.

Onsite 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
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