Test proctoring

We're glad to serve as a proctoring site for your professional or student examination. Contact us at help@dppl.org if you have questions or want to set up an exam. Here's what you need to know:

What does test proctoring cost?

Nothing! Our test proctoring service is free! However, you must have a Des Plaines Public Library card.

Scheduling your exam

Test proctoring is available:

  • By appointment
  • No proctoring on weekends

You must contact us at least one week before you need to take your exam.

Please note:  If you do not confirm your testing date and time, or do confirm and do not show up, we will decline proctoring services.

How test proctoring works

All test-takers must present a photo ID. All exams will be held on the fourth floor. 

For paper exams

We can book a private study room (with a door) on the fourth floor for you. Library staff does not stay in the room with you.

For online exams

You can use a library laptop computer in a private study room on the fourth floor. Again, library staff does not stay in the room with you. If permitted (or required), you can take your test on an Internet-access desktop computer for adults in the public area on the fourth floor.

Submitting your completed exam

We are happy to scan and e-mail, or fax, your completed exam to your school or institution. However, if the physical test must be sent to the school or institution, you must provide an envelope and appropriate postage.