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The LIV is currently closed to all visitors.

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

COVID-19 Hub

Borrow from the LIV Library's collection via our Click & Post service. In-person borrowing and Click & Collect are currently unavailable.


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.

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

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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 effective 28 July 2021

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 now available (ensure your postal address is correct when submitting a loan request)
  • Click & Collect and the return drop box on level 13 remain unavailable
  • The due date for all existing loans has been extended to Friday 13 August

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.

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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

  • Borrowing Library Material

    Eligible LIV members can borrow from the LIV Library’s extensive collection via the library's Click & Post delivery service. See our FAQ page for more information.

    Browse Collection
  • 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.

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