Test Proctoring

Siouxland Libraries offers exam proctoring, free of charge, to support continuing education. The student must read the Proctor Agreement and complete an online request form for each class before the first exam. If you need to schedule subsequent exams for the same class, please call the branch directly to reserve a proctoring session.

Schedule an Exam

Have the following details ready:

  • Two or three possible dates and times for the first exam
  • Class name
  • Instructor’s name, email address, and phone number.

Click on the link for your preferred location below and fill out the form:

Frequently Asked Questions

At which libraries can I have an exam proctored?

Brandon, Downtown, Oak View and Prairie West locations are available for test proctoring.

My exam requires that I have direct monitoring. Is that something that the library can provide?

Siouxland Libraries locations are not able to provide any direct monitoring or supervision during the exam.

What services will the library provide?

Library staff will facilitate the exam by receiving exam materials and administering them to the student. Staff will also provide or reserve a space at the library for the student to take the exam. Staff will then return the completed exam to the instructor as required via email, fax, or USPS.

What format of exam can I take at the library?

Exams may be proctored through either computer or paper format. Students may use their own device or a public library computer. Note: no software or other programs can be downloaded to public library computers. If an exam requires specific software or browsers, students must provide their own computer.

I submitted the form--what happens next?

Once the form is submitted:

  1. The class instructor receives an email stating the proctoring agreement and process for sending exam materials to the library. The student’s instructor sends exam materials to the library as directed.
  2. The library location receives the proctoring request.
  3. Library staff will contact the student to confirm a scheduled exam time.
  4. The student confirms that the library received test materials.

Will library staff let me know when my exam materials have arrived?

No. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm that exam materials have arrived prior to the scheduled exam time. If materials have not arrived, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructor about sending necessary materials to the library.

What happens if the materials are not at the library when my scheduled exam time comes?

If materials are not at the library, staff will not be able to administer the exam.

What happens if I am late or miss my scheduled exam time?

If you miss your scheduled exam time, it will be your responsibility to contact the library to reschedule. Library staff are not responsible for reminders or following up regarding any missed appointments.

If you are late for your scheduled time, the exam may still be administered provided that there is adequate time left during the library’s normal business hours to complete the exam, staff are available, and rooms are open. If this is not possible, you will need to reschedule for another day.

What if I have other questions?

Please contact the participating library of your choice:

  • Brandon Community Library: 605-582-2390
  • Downtown Library: 605-367-8700
  • Oak View Library: 605-367-8060
  • Prairie West Library: 605-978-6899