The mission of the Butte County Library is to provide all individuals, regardless of age, ethnic background, educational or economic level, with free access to ideas, information, and technology.

Butte County Library Proctoring Procedures

Butte County Library will:

  • Receive test and provide a Senior Library Assistant or Librarian to sign appropriate paperwork and proctor exam.
  • Advise student of specific institutional guidelines (no notes, no open book, calculator, etc.) prior to start of exam.
  • Hold exam until deadline stated by institution.
  • Proctor exams taken on a personal laptop (all branches except Biggs).
  • Return completed exam to the institution through regular library mail pick up.

Butte County Library cannot provide:

  • A locked or secure place, nor a quiet study room for test taking.
  • A librarian for one-on-one monitoring.
  • Proctoring for a group.
  • Extended computer time on a public computer. Library public computers have a one hour limit which cannot be overridden locally.
  • Return postage for, fax, or arrange for pick up of a completed exam.

Student Responsibilities:

  • Notify institution that exam must be sent in a sealed envelope addressed to “reference staff”.
  • Call library to verify receipt of exam.
  • Arrive with necessary identification and supplies to take exam.
  • Pay BCL test proctoring fee of $28.50 for up to a 3-hour exam.
  • Allow sufficient time to take the exam during available open hours, and before the deadline that has been established by testing institution.
  • Allow sufficient return time for regular library mailing.
  • Provide postage and an envelope, if not supplied by institution for return of completed exam.

Please call your local library branch if you have further questions. Thank you!

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