Proctoring exams

Due to the COVID-19 virus, the library is offering limited proctoring service at one library, Fairview-Columbia.

Multnomah County Library will be offering free proctoring services in the main part of the library at Fairview-Columbia Library when staff are available. We are not able to offer proctoring at Central Library at this time.

Library that offers limited proctoring

Fairview-Columbia Library
During open hours when the staff member responsible for administering the exams is on duty. Exams will need to be taken in the public area, in the main part of the library. A quiet space or meeting room is not available at this time.


To schedule a time to have your exam proctored, please complete this form or call 503.988.5123. Please make arrangements ahead of time, so that there is enough time for delivery of the exam to the library.

You make all arrangements with the institution giving the exam. Contact the institution to be sure that library staff proctoring the exam meet criteria set by the institution. Arrange for delivery of the exam; library staff cannot make these arrangements for you.

The fee for proctoring is being waived.

Exams may be written on paper or taken online. The library staff person will ensure that the person taking the exam meets its requirements, such as verifying ID and whether he or she has any accompanying materials. However, it is often not possible for the same staff person to remain with the person taking the exam for the entire time.

You, or the examining institution, must provide postage if the exam is to be returned by mail. The library staff person proctoring the exam will be responsible for mailing the completed exam back to the examining institution. The library cannot provide mailing receipts.

Library staff will determine whether they have the available resources to proctor an exam and may decline if they do not have the staff available or the exam is not compatible with the library's procedure.