With the rise in online learning courses at colleges and universities, there is a need for students to take proctored exams in a supervised setting. As a service to the community, the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., offers proctoring services to aid students in meeting their education goals.

Students participating in distance learning programs or correspondence degree programs and professionals who require testing to receive certification in their field can arrange to have their exams proctored at the library.

Test-proctoring services are offered to students by appointment only and must be scheduled two weeks in advance. Students must have photo identification. Each exam costs $30, and fees must be paid at the Information Service desk prior to taking the exam. Additionally, the library offers photographic services for employment or school identification cards for a $10 fee.


The library proctors both online and written exams. If the exam is written, it is the student’s responsibility to obtain the needed signatures and arrange for the test to be delivered directly to the library. Information Services Staff will contact the student when the exam has arrived to schedule a test date.

All written exams will be returned directly to the testing institution via the U.S. Postal Service. Please allow for 7-10 days for delivery. If the student requires return by UPS or FedEx, they must also provide a postage-paid envelope to the library.

To arrange proctoring, contact Alex Hartmann at ahartmann@jvbrown.edu or 326-0536, ext. 139.

The Brown Library is part of a national “Libraries Transform” effort to increase awareness of the changing role of libraries and the ways in which libraries are transforming to meet the information needs of their users.

Libraries contribute to education, employment, entrepreneurship, engagement and empowerment but are often overlooked as catalysts for powerful individual and community change.

The James V. Brown Library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and 24/7 at www.jvbrown.edu.