The Heritage Public Library System offers exam proctoring services for the public at the New Kent and Charles City locations. Proctoring is by appointment only.

Fee for residents of Charles City and New Kent counties:
  • $25.00 for up to 3 hours per exam
  • $40.00 for over 3 hours per exam
Fee for non-residents of Charles City and New Kent counties:
  • $50.00 for up to 3 hours per exam
  • $80.00 for over 3 hours per exam

Fees for proctoring services are payable by cash or check only. Checks should be made payable to the Heritage Public Library.

Some driving school exams are exempt from proctoring fees. If your school does not have a contract with us, the fee is $5; if they do there is no fee. Online driving school exams do not require an appointment.

Call 804-966-2480 for more information and appointments.

Meeting Room Reservations

Both the Charles City and New Kent locations of HPL have meeting rooms and study rooms that can be reserved. To use our meeting rooms:

Please read our Meeting Room Policy first.

Contact HPL to check on room availability. If the main meeting room is not available or if you need a smaller space, ask about our study room or other available spaces.

Fill out and submit a reservation application, available at either branch or online: Meeting-room-reserve-form

Tables, chairs, projector, and screen are available for use. Please request these items when making a reservation.

Local History

HPL maintains a local history collection at our New Kent Library and on our website. The items in the Local History Collection cannot be checked out. Available online research tools include Ancestry, FamilySearch, and local history digital collections. HPL is a FamilySearch Affiliate Library, offering additional records beyond those available when searching outside of the library. Assistance with research is available subject to staff availability.