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The Alexandria Library System offers proctoring services for the public at the Beatley Central, Barrett Branch, and Burke Branch libraries.

The Alexandria Library reserves the right to decline to proctor any exam at the Library’s discretion.

Test Proctoring



  • Exams are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Your appointment is not confirmed until you hear from a library staff member.
  • Exams must be scheduled one week before the test date; librarians do not proctor exams on demand.
  • All exams must be completed 30 minutes before closing.
  • Librarians will proctor online exams if the student provides his or her own Wi-Fi enabled laptop. The library also offers a limited number of laptops for online exams. The student must request the use of a library laptop when he or she schedules the exam. The student is responsible for letting the library know of any software requirements in advance of the testing date.
  • Exams will be proctored in an open area; we do not provide a silent room for exams.
  • The student is responsible for compliance with all testing agency requirements.
  • The librarian will return the test via mail/fax/email to the learning institution upon completion. Exams are returned via the Alexandria Library mailroom. The Library reserves the right to return facsimile or emailed exams via the U.S. Postal Service.
  • The Library provides no test taking materials. Calculators or any other special equipment are the responsibility of the test-taker.
  • Proctoring is not offered for driving tests, international universities and businesses.




The Alexandria Library charges a $40 fee per exam for proctoring services, payable by cash, check or credit card. Checks should be made payable to the Alexandria Library.

The fee includes printing, faxing, and normal mailing costs. Special return mailing costs will incur an extra fee.  




If the student needs to reschedule an appointment, the librarian will do so for a date and time convenient to both parties. If a student misses his or her appointment without a valid reason, the librarian will return the uncompleted exam to the learning institution.

The Library is under no obligation to reschedule an exam.



Proctoring is available during the Libraries’ open hours, but exams must be completed 30 minutes before closing.  Scheduling for your exam will depend upon staff availability.

Please contact one of the branches below to inquire about availability.


Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library

5005 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22304


Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

717 Queen Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library

4701 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22304



Last updated: January 2024