The proctoring of examinations is a service offered by the Sheffield Public Library. The library will offer proctoring services based on the availability of personnel, facilities, and technology to do so.
All test taking requirements and instructions must be received from the issuing educational institution before any tests are taken. The student is responsible for having the examination and instructions sent to the library.
Arrangements to take the exam must be made at least 24 hours prior with library staff. It is the responsibility of the test-taker to schedule the timing of the exam. Examinations must be taken during library operating hours. The test-taker will allow sufficient time to take an examination before the deadline that has been established by the institution.
All examinations must be completed 30 minutes prior to library closing time.
The library cannot provide proctoring if a librarian is required to be with the student during the entire exam. The librarian will not monitor a student continuously during an exam, but may check on the student periodically.
Prior to taking the exam, the student is required to present a photo I.D. and to come prepared with the necessary supplies to take the exam. Personal items must be stored at the circulation desk.
Librarians will not sign a proctoring verification that attests to more than the staff has been able to do.
The student is responsible for all costs incurred in taking the examination: Copies, faxing, and postage.
The library does not allow the installation of any special software that may be needed to complete the examination on a library computer. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the library’s computing resources are adequate for their test taking requirements.