Test proctoring

We're glad to serve as a proctoring site for your professional or student examination. Contact me 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! And, you don't have to live in Des Plaines nor have a Des Plaines Public Library card.

Scheduling your exam

Test proctoring is available:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Thursday between 1 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Saturday (once a month) between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (whichever Saturday in a month I am working)
  • No proctoring on Sunday

Use my contact information on this page. (I prefer email.) Please contact me at least one week before you want to take your exam.

How test proctoring works

For paper exams

We can book a private study room (with a door) on the fourth floor for you. The library staff proctoring your exam (usually myself) do 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, the library staff proctoring your exam will not sit in the room with you. If permitted (or required), you can take your test on an Internet-access desktop computer for adults (over age 15) in the public area on the (fourth) floor.

Getting a copy of the exam to us

Your school/organization can email or snail mail your exam directly to me:

Gwen LaCosse
Adult Services
Des Plaines Public Library
1501 Ellinwood Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Phone:  847-376-2919

FAX 847-376-2834

Submitting completed exams

We can scan and email or scan and fax your completed exam to the school or institution. If you need us to (snail) mail the test, you or the school/institution must provide an envelope and postage.