this product is unavailable for purchase using a firm account, please log in with a personal account to make this purchase.

The LIV is currently closed to all visitors.

We are working remotely to deliver member services. For more information visit our 

COVID-19 Hub

The library is temporarily closed and borrowing is currently unavailable. Contact us to request digital versions of items in the catalogue.


Members benefit from remote access to several online databases. Find full text legal articles and obtain short loans on a range of materials and forms.

Read More

FAQs about library services and loan periods, how to access databases remotely, the document supply service, research support and more.

Read More

LIV Library: Resources & Services

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.

Changes to service (updated 9 September)

The LIV Library remains temporarily closed, however we continue to work remotely to deliver services to members. Contact the library on 9607 9360 or via email for further assistance.

Please note the current impact on services:

  • Click & Post service is not available
  • Click & Collect service is not available
  • The return drop box on level 13, 140 William Street, Melbourne is not available as our offices are closed
  • The due date for all existing loans has been extended to Friday 8 October

Digital Collection

Eligible LIV members can access Lexis Red digital looseleaf items and CCH eBooks for a short loan of 2 days. Visit the Remote Access Databases page to learn more.

New Material

Browse recent additions to the LIV Library's collection on the New Material page.

Legal Research Services

Note: The legal archive service is temporarily unavailable and research services are impacted by the closure. Email the LIV Library on for urgent legal research and document supply requests.

  • Legal Archive Service: The LIV can help locate historical law firms or lawyers through the LIV Legal Archive service. Click here to learn more about this service and access the online request form.
  • Legal Research & Document Supply Services: Click here to submit a request for the LIV Library's legal research and document supply services. LIV members receive discounts on research services and also benefit from a complimentary document supply service. Find out more.

Law Institute Journal


LIV Library
Level 13, 140 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Post: PO Box 263, Melbourne VIC 3001
DX: LIV Library, DX 350, Melbourne
T: 03 9607 9360
F: 03 9607 9359

Upcoming Activities View All Activities

  • Getting Started with Lexis Red

    Attend this complimentary session to learn how to get the most out of Lexis Red, a digital looseleaf subscription that all eligible LIV members (practising and affiliate members) have access to at no additional cost as part of their membership.

    Wed 17 Nov - 11:00 AM

    Read more
  • Lexis Red Digital Loans – New Titles Added

    Access Lexis Red digital looseleaf items via the LIV Library. Titles available for short loan include: Australian Uniform Evidence Law: Principles and Context, Criminal Procedure in Australia and Wills Probate and Administration Victoria.

    Learn more