Proctoring

Distance learning and correspondence courses are increasingly popular methods of obtaining advanced education and are often the only way citizens can complete specialized programs of study locally and in a cost-effective manner. Cornwall Public Library is happy to cooperate with institutions of higher learning in providing exam proctoring services as a courtesy to Library district residents to support their lifelong learning goals. The following conditions must be met:

Proctoring is available to residents of the Cornwall Central School District. The student must schedule a specific date/time to come in to take an examination. The Library staff does not accept walk-ins for proctoring. Scheduling should occur at the convenience of the Library — at non-peak hours and at a time when an adequate number of staff is present.

All specific examination requirements must be approved by the Library staff at the time the test is scheduled.

The Library cannot provide proctoring if a librarian is required to be with the student during the exam. The librarian will not monitor a student continuously during an exam, but may check on the student periodically. It is the student’s responsibility to verify that the proctoring conditions provided by the Library meet all requirements of the institution administering the exam.

When the exam is delivered to the Library, all exam materials will be kept in a secure area of the Library.

The student must present photo identification at the time the test is taken.

Postage stamps and an envelope for mailing the exam is the sole responsibility of the student if the testing institution does not furnish a postage-paid envelope. The Library is unable to honor requests requiring special trips to the post office, FedEx or UPS.
When the student has completed the test, the Library staff member will sign the examination materials and mail them to the testing institution. Under no circumstances will the student be given the testing information to mail.

Should the student not comply with the rules/regulations specified in the testing documents, the library staff will return the materials to the testing agency with a note to that effect and may refuse to sign the testing documents.

The Library assumes no responsibility/liability for the test actually getting to the testing institution.

In the case of an online test, there are occasions when there are technical difficulties with either the computer equipment, the Internet connection, or other factors which would prevent the student from completing the exam. Library staff has little to no control over such occurrences and assumes no responsibility or liability for tests that are unable to be completed because of technical difficulties.

The Library reserves the right to decline proctoring services if library staff feel that testing conditions cannot be met or if staff levels or schedules do not allow for availability of adequate staff.

Testing materials will be mailed back to the testing institution if a student does not show up for his or her proctoring appointment.
To apply for an opportunity to be proctored by Cornwall Public Library, please complete the form available by clicking here, and bring it into the Library for consideration.

Approved by CPL Board of Trustees 4/13/2010

Tutoring

Tutoring is an activity that relates to the Library’s role as an educational support center. However, use of the Library’s space is permitted for non-profit tutoring (i.e. Literacy Volunteers) only. Space for sanctioned tutoring activities is subject to availability.

The following guidelines are to be observed:

  • Non-profit tutors will contact the Library to reserve use of the Community Room.
  • Each tutor must submit a Tutor Community Room Use Request Form that will be kept on file at the Library.
  • Non-profit tutoring is only allowed in the main part of the Library if the tutor has an approved Tutor Meeting Room Use Request Form on file at the library but the Community Room is unavailable and the tutor has received prior permission to conduct tutoring in the main part of the Library.
  • Children under 18 years of age who are tutored in the Library are the responsibility of the tutor while on Library property until they are released to a parent/guardian, or to someone providing authorized transportation.

Those who are being tutored in the Library are strongly encouraged to obtain a valid Library card.

Approved December 2000
Revised 8/17/10

Community Room Use

The library’s Community Room can be reserved for use by non-profit organizations. The gatherings must be of an educational, cultural, civic or charitable nature and must be open to the public. Commercial use is not permitted. Permission to use the Community Room is at the discretion of the Board of Trustees upon submission of an application and a signed liability statement.

Community Room Use Application

Faxing and Copying

Faxing Service

The library will fax something for you, and will provide a cover sheet.
The cost for faxing is $2.50 for the first page, and $1 per page for any additional pages.
The cover sheet does not add to the cost.

 

Copier for Public Use

A black and white/color copier is available for public use. Large quantities are not permitted.

BLACK & WHITE COPIES  Any size 15¢ each

8½ x 11         8½ x 14         11 x 17

COLOR COPIES

8½ x 11  35 cents each

8½ x 14  50 cents each

11 x 17  $1.00 each