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2020 Census : For Libraries

This guide draws upon work by Katherine Paterson, Loyola University Libraries and Linda Zellmer, Western Illinois University Library

Key Resources

The 2020 Census Official Website Information about the 2020 Decennial Census from the US Census Bureau

Censo del 2020 Sito web del censo del 2020 por el oficina censo del gobierno EEU

Census Bureau Public Service Announcements (PSA) - short videos on all aspects of the Census

Census 2020 Resources - ALA, GPO, and the Census Bureau partnered to bring together webpages, brochures to order, and guidance for prepping your library to participate in Census 2020.

Statistics in Schools Census 2020 - activities for pre-K through 12th grade!

Get Out the Count Toolkit from Census Counts provides best practices for outreach, cybersecurity (for those libraries hosting computers that can be used to complete the Census questionnaire), working with Complete Count Committees, and more. 

American Library Association Libraries' Guide to the 2020 Census Jan 2020 Updated version


Illinois Census 2020 - DHS is leading the 2020 Census efforts in Illinois.   Sign up for the Stakeholder Newsletter.

CARLi Member Libraries and the 2020 Census: Promoting the Count: Webinar held 12/11/2019, recording

Multiple Languages

The U.S. Census Bureau provides translated web pages and guides in 59 non-English languages.

Phone numbers for Questionnaire Assistance in 13 languages

To access translations of Census website pages, use the pulldown menu of languages in the top right corner of the website.