Library staff will serve as proctors for exams taken by distance learners.  For more information, contact the Adult Services Desk at 201-529-7323 ext. 226.

Proctoring Exam


  • Proctoring is a free service.
  • A minimum of one-week advance notice is required. In addition, all test taking requirements must be received from the issuing educational institution before any tests are taken.
  • Exams will be scheduled during normal library hours of service.
  • Proctoring consists of:
    • Checking identification of student taking the exam.
    • Noting the time that an exam was started and completed in the Library.
    • Signing the required school supplied documentation.
    • Direct supervision during the exam is not provided.
    • Examinations will be taken in a quiet area of the library.
    • The exam proctor will be the librarian in charge at the time the exam is taken.
  • The Library cannot proctor online exams that require public access computer settings to be modified.
  • Staff will seal the envelope of the completed exam and place in library outgoing mail.
  • The Library does not keep copies of completed exams.

Student responsibilities:

  • It is the student’s responsibility to confirm that this proctoring policy meets the requirements of the institution giving the examination.
  • The service must not involve any direct cost to the Library. Students or the administering institution will be responsible for providing postage and any other expenses incurred.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the library’s computing resources are adequate for their test taking requirements. MPL accepts no responsibility for Internet connections.
  • Completed exams will be returned to the testing institution via the U.S. Postal Service in postage paid envelopes provided by the student or institution.