Location, Equipment, & Features
Each of the 10 Proctoring Booths located in Library West's southwest corner of the 2nd Floor include:
- a complete computer workstation connected to the UF network, including a monitor, computer tower, keyboard, and mouse
- a webcam connected to the computer wtih a long cord to allow for showing proctors the testing space
- a sliding door that can close and be locked for privacy while testing
Please note: while the booths are located in a semi-quiet area of the 2nd floor, they are not soundproof. Remember to bring earplugs or headphones if you find ambient noise distracting.
Booking a Proctoring Booth
Currently-enrolled UF students may reserve an online proctored test booth for pre-determined time frames of two hour blocks in the mornings and three hour blocks in the afternoons and evenings. Reservation blocks are available when Library West is open.
The booths & time blocks were created to accommodate students taking asynchronous, online proctored exams, which are flexibly scheduled and independent from a set testing time and date. These testing booths are not intended for synchronous exams, such as the large chemistry class exams. If there are no blocks of time available or do not fit the timeframe you need for your exam, UF Division of Student life has a list of other potential testing locations on campus here.
By booking a booth through the LibCal system, patrons are confirming that the reservation is for their use only and take responsibility for the usage of the booth when loaned the key. Patrons are not permitted to set up bookings for others’ use under any circumstances.
Students should be mindful of both preparation time and test length when selecting their reservation time, and allow for additional time to connect to the online proctoring company (ProctorU, HonorLock, Tegrity, etc.) and set up the online exam.
To Complete a Booking:
- Choose a booth number and reservation time, then click "Submit Times".
- Fill out the Reservation Form with your information. Once you have filled out all of the required fields in the reservation form, you will then submit the form.
- When your reservation has been submitted:
- You will receive confirmation email from LibCal that your reservation for a proctoring booth has been completed.
- If you do not receive this confirmation email (and it is not in your spam folder), be sure to contact Library West User Services at (352) 273-2525.
- If you do not receive a confirmation email, you may not have correctly made your reservation.
- Bring your LibCal reservation and Gator1 card with you!
- Save your LibCal reservation confirmation email and have it with you when you come to check out the key at the 2nd floor Circulation Desk.
- By booking a booth through the LibCal system, patrons are confirming that the reservation is for their use only and take responsibility for the usage of the booth when loaned the key.
- Patrons are not permitted to set up bookings for others’ use under any circumstances.
- If the booking periods provided do not fit a patron’s testing needs, it is recommended that you look into other testing locations here.
- Be on time!
- You may check out the key and enter the testing booth no more than 10 minutes before your reservation start time.
- You can get a disinfectant wipe from the Circulation Desk to wipe off the keyboard and mouse before using, if you would like.
- Log out of the workstation!
- You will need to log out of the workstation and leave the booth by the end of your reservation period.
- Close and lock the booth door behind you, and return the key to the Circulation Desk.
Computing & Proctoring Service Help
Be aware that library staff do not offer computing or testing support.
- If there are any issues connecting or problems with the workstation please submit a Help Request using the request icon on the desktop, or call the UF Computing Help Desk at (352) 392-4357 (HELP).
- Issues with the testing service will most quickly be resolved by contacting the help desk for the service proctoring your exam.
Terms & Conditions
- NO food or drinks are permitted in proctoring booths - only water bottles allowed.
- Patrons are expected to wear a mask.