University Libraries

Test Bank

SMART Locations

Walter Library
Room 204 (2nd floor)
Phone: 612-624-1584
Wilson Library
1st Floor
Phone: 612-626-8262
Magrath Library
Room 75
(just outside library gates)
Phone: 612-624-2125
Note: Media Help available only in Walter and Wilson

Email SMART

Media Questions: smartmedia@umn.edu
All Other Questions: smartlc@umn.edu










The SMART Learning Commons maintains an ever-expanding collection of previously administered exams, quizzes, and other assessment measures in a wide range of courses. These are made available to all current U of M students as study aids.

Where do the tests come from?


Departments, programs, and individual faculty all give us materials for dissemination. No unsanctioned materials are distributed. SMART's collection is updated regularly to assure relevancy to courses as they are currently taught.

Why should I use previously administered tests to study?

  • become familiar with how material will be tested
  • see the format of the test
  • practice test-taking skills
  • simulate a timed exam
  • gain more experience with course content
  • identify concepts or processes to discuss with a SMART consultant

How do I get a copy of a test or quiz?


Test Bank materials are available on a walk-in basis at any of the three SMART library locations. At our Magrath location, tests may be printed by asking at the Magrath Library Information Desk (inside the library proper). Test Bank materials will not be printed in advance or distributed electronically.

Does it cost anything?


Students are charged only the printing charge for the items they wish to have from the Test Bank. The current rate is $0.12 per page, the same rate as for printing any other document on the Uniprint system. All charges are paid by U-Card. No cash, debit cards, or credit cards accepted.

What are the Test Bank hours?


Test Bank hours are the same as the staffed hours at each SMART location. Some variations for staff meetings, etc., may occur, so please feel free to call ahead.

Adding Materials to the Test Bank


Programs and departments often manage the maintenance of the materials housed in the SMART Test Bank. Individual faculty and instructors may also choose to place materials in the Test Bank in the absence of a department or program level protocol.
Materials may be added to the Test Bank by:

  • delivering hard copies to the SMART-Magrath location (75 Magrath Library, St. Paul)
  • mailing hard copies to SMART Learning Commons, Campus Code 6034
  • sending .pdf files to lynell@umn.edu

Please be sure to include your name and contact information, the course number and semester (e.g. SPAN 1004, Spring 2012), and how the materials are to be identified (e.g. Chapter 4 review questions).

Removing Materials from the Test Bank


The SMART Learning Commons will not knowingly circulate unsanctioned materials, or accept materials from sources other than faculty or departments. Please report obsolete or unauthorized materials for removal to lynell@umn.edu