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LIV facilities open from 29 November 2021.

COVIDSafe measures apply in line with Victorian Public Health Orders.

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


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.

Visiting the Library

The LIV Library is open 9am–5pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

Visitors are required to:

  • sign-in upon arrival
  • wear a mask at all times (unless you have a medical exemption)

Returns & Loans

  • Click & Post and Click & Collect services are now available
  • Loans can be returned via our return drop box, located by reception on level 13, 140 William Street

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

  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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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