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Can I take my exam at a campus library?

77 views   |   Last updated on Nov 20, 2020    laptop study rooms software room reservation Covid-19

 

Our facilities will close to the public for all activities outside of picking up paged materials from November 21, 2020 through February 1, 2021. Please refer to the Library's COVID-19 page for more information. https://lib.uconn.edu/about/covid-19/

There are several considerations when planning to take an exam in a Library building.

 

Babbidge/Storrs

Rooms
Reserve a room through the "Reserve a Seat" service https://lib.uconn.edu/services/reserve-a-seat/.  Under Category select "single occupancy room". Only rooms 1105a and 1105b have PCs and webcams.  The other single occupancy rooms do not have computers.  Masks are required; you can remove your mask if needed for facial recognition at the beginning of the session if necessary, but please otherwise keep your mask on when in the building.
Note rooms 1105a and 1105b are prioritized for students in need of Respondus LockDown Browser and webcam for test taking.

Laptops/Computers
If you need a computer for your exam, contact the UConn Technology Support Center in Babbidge https://techsupport.uconn.edu/. Laptops can be charged out for a week and an iPad can be charged out for the semester; both have the LockDown browser and a webcam.   The Technology Support Center has relocated to the North entrance off of Fairfield Way.  The Library does not have laptops to loan. Mac and PC library desktop computers can be reserved through the "Reserve a Seat" service https://lib.uconn.edu/services/reserve-a-seat/

Respondus LockDown Browser
Library desktop PCs have the LockDown Browser installed; PCs in rooms 1105a and 1105b have webcams (see Rooms above).  All other Library desktop PCs do not have webcams. Note that all PCs other than those in 1105a/b are located in public areas. Information on downloading Respondus LockDown Browser to your own device and additional help is available at https://faq.lib.uconn.edu/questions/43837

Regional Campus Libraries

Rooms
Avery Point, Stamford and Waterbury have single occupancy study rooms for taking tests. These rooms do not have computers.  Masks are required; you can remove your mask if needed for facial recognition at the beginning of the session if necessary, but please otherwise keep your mask on when in the building.
Stamford - Reserve single occupancy rooms in through the "Reserve a Seat" service https://lib.uconn.edu/services/reserve-a-seat/.
Avery Point and Waterbury - Rooms are first-come, first-served and cannot be reserved. 
Hartford does not have single occupancy rooms available.

Computers
PC and Mac desktop computers are available in all libraries.
Avery Point, Stamford, and Waterbury - Reserve through the "Reserve a Seat" service https://lib.uconn.edu/services/reserve-a-seat/
Hartford - desktop computers are available at the Hartford campus and are first-come, first-served.  Entry to the Hartford Campus Library is on Arch Street. 
Regional campuses (Library or Campus IT) do not have laptops available for loan.

Respondus LockDown Browser
Library desktop PCs have the LockDown Browser installed, but do not have webcams. Information on downloading Respondus LockDown Browser to your own device and additional help is available at https://faq.lib.uconn.edu/questions/43837
Stamford - 4 computers with LockDown Browser are available in Conference Rooms 105 & 106 by reservation only.  Contact Tamara O'Day Stevens (tamara.o'day-stevens@uconn.edu) in the Academic Affairs office to reserve.

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