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.

The library is open from Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm, and is 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

  • Making the Most of Free Resources

    The most popular of the LIV library’s research sessions, this workshop is designed for those who want to find out what useful information is available to them at no cost. This workshop will also give you a better idea of what the limitations of certain sites are.

    Thu 02 Feb - 10:00 AM
    LIV Library, Lower Ground

    470 Bourke St, Melbourne

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  • Current Case Law Resources

    This training session is ideal for lawyers in all areas of law who want to learn new ways of finding case law, including how to navigate the websites and databases you have access to as an LIV member and what law reports are available.

    Thu 09 Feb - 09:30 AM
    LIV Library

    Lower Ground, 470 Bourke St, 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, Lower Ground

    470 Bourke St, Melbourne

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