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Take a proctored exam

If you are taking a class from a remote institution you may need to take a proctored exam. This library offers a proctoring service to the public.

Preston Public Library Proctoring Policy


To meet the needs of students and institutions of higher learning, the Preston Public Library

agrees to cooperate with patrons and institutions to support their lifelong learning goals by offering proctoring services. This service is based on the availability of personnel, facilities and technology to do so. As such, the following responsibilities are set out.

Responsibilities to Student:

  • The student will ask the library staff to proctor the exam.
  • The student will be required to arrange for the exam and instructions to be sent to the library at least one week before taking the exam.
  • The student is responsible for making arrangements to take the exam including calling the library to make sure the test has arrived (electronically or via mail) and scheduling a time to take the test. The student will schedule the exam time to end no less than 30 minutes before the closing of the library.
  • The student is responsible for ensuring that the computer resources at the library are adequate and available for test taking.
  • The student will provide a valid driver’s license or photo ID (if required) for verification of identity or the test will not be proctored.
  • The student will arrive prepared with the necessary or required supplies to take the exam. These supplies will be made available for approval by the proctor if required.
  • The student is responsible for the return postage and envelope for any exam which does not include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Further if it is required to fax the test to the institution the student will be responsible for that cost. The finished exam will be handled with other library mail including electronically.


This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.