Victorian Government Library Service

Supporting Victorian Government departments and agencies to deliver quality research and policy outcomes for the Victorian community.

What we do

We ensure that Victorian Government clients and staff have easy access to the information resources needed to do the work for government:

  • through the collections of licensed electronic resources
  • the Whole of Victorian Government library collection
  • a team of information professionals
  • research assistance and extensive information skills program
  • access to a global network of libraries and suppliers.

We have resources covering the following subject areas:

  • Law
  • Economics and Finance
  • Health and Human Services
  • Transport, Roads and Infrastructure
  • Governance and Risk
  • Public Administration and Business
  • Science and Technology
  • Management

Our services

Access to information

Our clients have access to:

  • print and online resources, including books, e-books, journals and reports not available elsewhere
  • specialised databases containing subject specific journals, media, legal resources, standards and conference papers.

Research support and training

Our librarians can help the clients:

  • develop search strategies to find authoritative information
  • use search tools and techniques
  • improve research skills
  • manage research results.


We negotiate on behalf of our clients providing cost effective electronic resources across government through centralised purchasing. 

Publications registration

We allocate ISBN and ISSN numbers for Victorian Government publications, ensuring compliance with legal deposit requirements.


We offer customised alerts informing our clients about latest subject specific information.

Online access to library

Our clients can access the Library gateway via their department or agency intranet or via the below:

Access the Library gateway


If you are a registered client and need some additional information how to use the library, please see FAQs below.

Contact us

For Victorian Government clients only

Online: Ask a librarian form and live chat are available on the Library gateway.


Call: 1800 742 733, Option 2

View rare non-lendable items by appointments only:

Victorian Government Library Service
Knowledge Resource Centre
607 Sneydes Road 
Werribee VIC 3030
DX 210726

Opening hours: 10am to 4pm (Mon–Fri).

Reviewed 03 September 2019