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Limited access and COVIDSafe rules apply. 

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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.

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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

Changes to services effective 22 February 2021

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.

Opening hours

The library will reopen with limited access to LIV members and members of the legal profession from Monday 22 February 2021. You are strongly encouraged to contact the library in advance on library@liv.asn.au or (03) 9607 9360 so staff can assist with your request in anticipation of your visit. Visits will be restricted to 15 minutes and masks must be worn at all times. Find out more.

COVIDSafe borrowing & returns

  • Click & Post: The LIV library's collection is available for postal delivery to eligible LIV members. The standard loan period has been extended to 21 days. Once returned, all items will be quarantined for 3 days. See the library's online catalogue to browse the collection or the Library FAQs for additional information.
  • In-person loans & returns: From Monday 22 February, you will be able pick up reserved items from the Members Floor reception desk. Library material can also be returned at a dropbox located at reception from 22 February. Bookings are not required to return or pick up library material. Find out more.
  • Items borrowed pre-closure: If you borrowed an item before the library closed in March 2020, your loan has been extended to 1 February 2021. Return items by post (PO Box 263, Melbourne VIC 3001) or DX (LIV Library, DX 350, Melbourne). From Monday 22 February, you can also return items at the library dropbox, located at reception on level 13.

Digital collection eLending

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.

CCH commentaries trial (until 31 May 2021)

To enhance access to legal resources during the pandemic period, eligible LIV members can request to receive remote access to five CCH commentaries from 1 March to 31 May 2021. The LIV Library would like to thank CCH for generously enabling this trial. Find out more.

Legal archive service

From 1 February, LIV members, legal professionals and members of the community can lodge online requests to access the LIV library's Legal Archive Service. Visit the Legal Archive Service page to learn more about this service and to access the online request form.

Document supply service & legal research service

Online requests for these services remain temporarily suspended. Members can contact the LIV Library via email on library@liv.asn.au with requests, which will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, subject to availability of the research databases.

New Material

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

Law Institute Journal

Access archived issues of the LIJ (contains full text articles from July 2002 onward).

Legal Research Services

Contact

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
E: library@liv.asn.au

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  • Click & Post Delivery Service

    The LIV library’s collection is now available to eligible LIV members through a COVIDsafe 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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  • CCH Commentaries (Temporary Remote Access)

    To enhance access to legal resources during the pandemic period, eligible LIV members can request to receive remote access to five CCH commentaries from 1 March to 31 May 2021. The LIV Library would like to thank CCH for generously enabling this trial.



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