Test Proctoring


The Des Moines Public Library provides test proctoring services at no charge to the student or testing institution at Central Library and Franklin Avenue Library.

Student Expectations:

  • Application must be submitted 3 days prior to test date.
  • Approval for proctoring is dependent upon staffing and room availability.
  • Student must present a photo ID at the time of testing to verify their identity.
  • Student is responsible for contacting school or professor to provide test or exam
  • Instructors or students responsible for all arrangements and preparation
  • Student must use personal laptop or electronic device to administer online test
  • Student is responsible for incidental costs (i.e., postage, fax, printing).

Library Staff Expectations:

  • Staff involvement is limited to the following:
    • Check student’s identification
    • Admit student to exam area
    • Issue exam
    • Periodically observe student as time allows
    • Sign proctor form
  • Specific staff will not be assigned to proctor exams. Reference staff changes periodically, so exams may be started and returned to different staff.
  • Library staff is unable to provide one-on-one assistance or observation. If proctoring requires constant supervision, DMPL will not be able to proctor the exam.
  • Staff will not sign the name of another staff member on a proctoring form or exam. The library will not proctor an exam that requires one designated person.
  • DMPL reserves the right to refuse proctoring an exam that is deemed too restrictive or demanding.
  • Staff reserves the right to refuse using personal or identifiable information to administer exam.
  • Staff may return completed exams electronically or by mail if postage and envelope are supplied by student.
  • Exams must be completed one hour prior to closing.

Proctoring Hours:

Central Library: 9 AM-7 PM Monday-Thursday; 9 AM-6 PM Friday, 10 AM-5 PM Saturday, 1-5 PM Sunday
Franklin Avenue Library: 10 AM-7 PM Monday-Thursday, 10 AM-6 PM Friday, 10 AM-5 PM Saturday, 1-5 PM Sunday


Test Proctoring Request Form

I agree to the terms and conditions of the Des Moines Public Library's proctoring service.