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LIV Library: Planning your COVIDSafe Visit

The LIV Library will reopen with limited access to LIV members and member of the legal profession from 22 February 2021.

Opening hours are 9am–5pm, Monday to Friday.

Book your visit

You are encouraged to contact the library on or (03) 9607 9360 to book their visit time and so staff can assist with your request in advance.

Visits will be restricted to 15 minutes and visitors will be required to meet COVIDSafe entry requirements.

Please be aware that we must comply with space caps. If we have more visitors than permitted, you may be requested to wait in the level 13 foyer or on the ground floor or return at another time. To avoid disappointment, bookings are highly recommended.

Conditions of entry

Visitors will be required to:

  • report to level 13 reception before heading to the library
  • sign-in and complete short declaration
  • sanitise your hands prior to entry
  • have your temperature taken
  • wear a mask at all times (unless you have a medical exemption)

Please stay home if you are feeling unwell. We appreciate your co-operation as we return to COVID normal.

Returns and loans

Items that have been reserved, either through the online catalogue or by speaking to a librarian (call 03 9607 9360) are available for pick up from the level 13 reception desk. A booking is not required to pick up reserved items.

A return dropbox will be located at reception from Monday 22 Februrary. Bookings are also not required to return library material.

What you can and cannot access at the library

Visitors are able to:

  • Browse the collection for up to 15 minutes
  • Request photocopies from staff at the library reference desk

Suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions:

  • Use of library space to study or work
  • Use of the photocopier (though you can request to have copies made by library staff)
  • Use of computer workstations. This includes access to internal databases. You can complete a document supply form to obtain digital copies of material available through these databases while computers remain are unavailable. Please complete this form electronically prior to visiting the library and email your completed form to

For more information

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for more information on library services and resources.

Please visit our COVID-19 Hub for further details on LIV services and support.