Proctoring Service

Exam Proctoring Policies & Guidelines

The Sloan Public Library encourages the love of reading, the desire for learning and the growth in minds and in the community. To this end, we offer proctoring service to our patrons.

Proctoring services are generally free, but we reserve the right to asses a small fee for postage, copying, scanning, and faxing.

Student Responsibility:

  1. Contact the library at least one day in advance (minimum) to schedule an exam. (Please note that the staff designee may have vacation scheduled, etc.)
  2. The student should verify that technical requirements of an exam can be supported with the technology available at the library when scheduling the exam.
  3. Confirm with the library that the test has arrived 1 or 2 days prior the test date if test is hardcopy and not online.
  4. Allow sufficient time to take the examination. Please remember library hours. (For example: A 90 minute exam cannot be scheduled 30 minutes before the proctor's work shift ends.)
  5. Consider the deadline established by the testing agency. This may require sufficient time for tests to be returned if done on hardcopy.
  6. Come prepared with the necessary or required supplies to take the examination.

The library does have a designated study room for proctoring but the rooms are not sound proof. To provide a quieter environment, the student can ask the proctor for help in scheduling the test when library activities are at a minimum.

Library Responsibility

  • The library's designated proctor will make students aware of any specific institutional guidelines (no notes, no open books, calculator or computer permitted).
  • The library's designated proctor will notify the student when the test arrives, if applicable.
  • The library's designated proctor will receive tests for students, check study room availability, sign and submit the appropriate paperwork if needed.

The Sloan Public Library cannot:

  • Be responsible for technical problems of the institutions website, software, passwords, downloads, etc.
  • Library staff will not sign any statement required by the educational institution inconsistent with our policy or with how the test was administered.
  • Provide a proctor who will constantly watch the student one on one while taking the exam. The library's designated proctor can observe the student through study room's window and will periodically check on the student.
  • Provide proctoring for large groups of students.

A Final Note

Proctoring an exam takes time and effort by the library staff.  However, the library may refuse to proctor any exam that is too burdensome or if a student is difficult to work with or does not take personal responsibility for scheduling the test. 

Additional Information

Please contact the library for further information.