Proctoring Information for Students

Days & Hours of Proctor Availability

For computer exams:

Exam takers who use our computers may schedule exams:

  • Monday through Friday from 10:15am to 2pm.
  • Monday through Thursday 6pm to 8:30pm.

It is important to understand that exams begun at 10:15am or later MUST be completed by 2pm and exams begun at 6pm or later must be completed by 8:30pm. We do not proctor exams on our computers over the weekend. 

If the exam taker uses his/her own computer, he/she may schedule Monday through Saturday, provided the exam ends no later than 30 minutes before closing.

For paper exams:

Paper and pencil exams may be scheduled Monday through Saturday as well, but the exam MUST end one hour before closing. 

No exams are to be scheduled on a Summer Saturday.


It is necessary to schedule your exam. Please call the reference desk at 781-270-1691 or email the Library.

It is your responsibility to make sure we have your exam before you come to take it.

Filling out the Paperwork for Your School

Your proctor will be the Reference Department at the Burlington Public Library. It is best if it is designated as such on your school's paperwork in order to give you maximum flexibility in scheduling exams. If just one of us is designated as your proctor, you must take your exam only when that one person is available. If names must be supplied, we are Justin Acosta, Shelley Sloboder and Daphne Goldfinch. Please list us all so that any one of us can proctor your exam.

Statement for the School

The following statement is sent to your school. The school must agree that our method of proctoring is sufficient before we proctor your exam.

Burlington Public Library Proctoring Guidelines

The librarian will check the student's ID and hand student an exam or log into a computer to access an exam. We will make sure that the student has only the materials he/she is allowed, such as sheet of notes, calculator, etc. Students are typically near the librarian as they take their exams and we will walk by the student every 15 to 20 minutes to make sure they are not looking at notes or other websites. The Burlington Library is a busy public library and we are unable to closely monitor the student during the entire exam. We will time the exam. If this scenario is agreeable, we are happy to proctor your student.

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