Test Prep & Proctoring

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The Library offers a variety of resources to assist you in studying and preparing for your exams. Physical books can be checked out from your preferred location for four-weeks at a time. eBooks are also available from Overdrive and can be checked out for up to 21-days at a time. Click on the name of the exam below to see what titles are available to be placed on hold through our catalog.

College Admission Exams
Career Exams
High School Equivalency Exams

Additional Resources

Library databases are free to use with your valid library card number.

Learning Express Library

  • Prepare for career exams including the NCLEX, Praxis, FTCE, and ASVAB
  • Prepare for college admissions exams including the SAT, ACT, and AP Exams
  • Prepare for the GED test
  • Practice Exams
  • eBooks


  • Prepare for the SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, and AP Exams
  • Practice exams
  • Skill building exercises
  • Detailed score reports
  • Explanations for missed questions

Test Proctoring at the Library

The Library provides free proctoring services for written, electronic, and online tests and examinations for educational institutions*. Please see detailed information below to ensure our proctoring services meet your institution's requirements. All proctoring is scheduled as staff and space are available. Please contact your preferred library location to begin the process of scheduling an exam proctoring session.

*Requests from for-profit companies will be contingent on staff availability.

The Alachua County Library District can
  • Provide a librarian to set up the exam situation and sign the appropriate paperwork.
  • Receive written tests for students. Examinations should be sent to the library in a sealed envelope.
  • Accept the receipt of examinations via email. Please contact your preferred library location to receive an email address to provide your institution.
  • Receive passwords or logins to access electronic/online examinations.
  • Make student aware of any specific institutional guidelines (no notes, no open books, calculator or computer permitted, etc.)
  • Verify identification of student.
  • Send the completed examination back to the institution. (Postage or shipping must be prepaid by the institution or by the student.)  Verification of sent examination should be clipped to exam if sent by email or fax.
  • Provide a quiet place for test taking. However, if the student requires use of a public computer for test-taking, a quiet place cannot be guaranteed.
The Library District cannot
  • Provide a locked or secure place for the test.
  • Provide one-on-one monitoring of test-taking.
  • Provide proctoring for large groups of students or handle a large number of proctoring requests from one organization.
  • Accommodate walk-in proctoring requests.
  • Provide proctoring services outside of normal operating hours.
  • Return the completed exam at times other than during regular library hours (email/fax) or next day mailing.
  • Pay for return postage.
The student will
  • Contact the library at least one (1) week in advance of the date the proctoring service is needed.
  • Provide their institution with the contact information of the librarian who will be proctoring their exam. The librarian will not contact the institution to set up the exam for the student.
  • Call their preferred library location to verify receipt of the examination and make arrangements for scheduling to take the exam. Staff is unable to proctor exams unless a specific date and time have been arranged with student ahead of time.
  • Arrive on time or, if unable to keep appointment, call to reschedule.
  • Allow sufficient time to take the examination before the deadline that has been established by the institution or association. The library will hold tests for sixty days or the test's stated deadline. If the student does not pick up the test by that time, the test will be returned to the institution or association.
  • Arrive prepared with the necessary or required supplies to take the examination including, but not limited to, pen, calculator, ID for verification, etc. If a computer is required for an electronic/online exam, the student should bring their own laptop or request use of a public computer at the time of scheduling their proctoring session. Please keep in mind that use of a public computer does not guarantee a quiet place for test-taking.
  • Provide postage in the event that the institution has not enclosed a return, postpaid envelope. 
  • Allow sufficient return time for the normal library mailing.


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