The Library provides free exam proctoring by appointment. Please see the guidelines below (available in PDF form). Call the Reference Desk at 479-750-8180 for more information and to set up an appointment.
The Springdale Public Library offers proctoring services as described in these guidelines.
Appointments should be made 48 hours in advance.
- Email requests for proctoring services should include the subject “Proctoring” and be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- All proctors are professional librarians. Specific proctors are not assigned.
- Proctors cannot sign a proctoring statement attesting to more than they are able to do.
- The library has public access computers as well as laptops and iPads which may be checked out by adult cardholders.
- Wireless internet is available for personal laptops or devices.
- The Library will meet institutional requirements whenever possible within the following limits:
- We cannot provide private in-room supervision. Proctors remain at the Reference Desk with line of sight to computers and public area tables used by test takers.
- Study carrels are available on a first come basis but are not in line of sight for proctors.
- Library staff cannot install specialized software for proctoring. Some computer settings may be modified to accommodate online exams.
- Computers cannot be reserved in advance. Student owned computers cannot be hard wired to the library network.
- The Library is not responsible for completed exams after they are returned to the institution.
- Verify that the testing institution accepts these guidelines and the Institutional Responsibilities below.
- Schedule the exam 48 hours in advance. Call to cancel if unable to keep the appointment.
- Contact the library to assure the examination has been received before the scheduled time.
- Bring a photo ID to your testing appointment. Bring a suitable envelope or mailing flat if the exam is to be mailed to the institution.
- Be prepared to pay for photocopies, fax charges, or postage. Scanning to email is available at no charge. Black and white copies are .15 each and faxing is $1 per page.
- In the event of unforeseen delays the student should notify the institution and reschedule the exam.
- Be aware of and review these guidelines to assure they meet any institutional requirements.
- Reference the name of the student in all communications, whether by print mail, email, or fax.
- When sending exams by mail or email, include:
- the name of the student
- the name of the institution
- instructions for the proctor
- an expiration date after which untaken exams should be shredded or returned
- Unless otherwise requested, the library will shred exams 90 days after receipt.
If you are unable to come to the Library, the Library will come to you!
Homebound Service is a free program that provides home delivery of library materials to those who live within the city limits of Springdale who are homebound regardless of age, income, or disability.
This includes individuals who are temporarily disabled due to illness or injury as well as those who are permanently disabled.
We also offer this service to institutions such as nursing homes, assisted living and retirement facilities, and senior centers.
Participation in the Program
You must have a valid Springdale library card (If you don’t have one yet, a homebound staff member will help you get one), live in Springdale city limits and fill out our Reader’s Profile form. If you can’t come to the library to do this we can set up a home visit to get your information.
If you or someone you know is interested in participating in the Library’s Homebound Program, please contact Nathalie DeFelice, Springdale Public Library Homebound Services, at 479-750-8180.
What Can I Borrow?
The library has a huge selection of items for you to choose from. Each item will be tailored to your own needs and reading preferences. Items to choose from include:
- Large Print & Regular Print books
- DVDs & Blu-Rays
- Books on CD and MP3 Audiobooks
- Music CDs
When We Deliver
We deliver every four weeks and all items are checked out for a four-week period. They can be renewed up to two times if no other patrons are waiting for them.
The Springdale Public Library has several notaries on staff who will notarize documents at no charge. Please call 479-750-8180 to verify when a notary is available.
Notary Service Guidelines
In accordance with Arkansas state law, please be aware of the following guidelines for notary service:
- Notaries are not licensed attorneys and cannot engage in the practice of law. They are not representatives of any governmental agency with authority over immigration or citizenship, and they cannot offer legal advice or other assistance regarding immigration.
- All signers of a notarized document must provide an official photo ID (driver’s license, passport, student identification, consular identification, etc.)
- Documents must be unsigned prior to notarization. Notaries must witness the act of signing and cannot accept a previously signed document.
- All signers must be able to communicate directly with the notary in a language understood by both the notary and the signer(s).
- Notaries cannot offer legal advice or explain the meaning of a document’s contents to the signer.