University Libraries 2020 Census Exhibit and LibGuide

The University Libraries have created a 2020 Census exhibit that are now up in both Lockwood (across from the 2nd floor elevators) and HSL /Abbott Library (1st floor lobby). The exhibit provides a historical perspective and overview of the U.S. Census, along with information for students, faculty/staff and visitors on why the 2020 Census is important, and when and how to participate.

As a companion to the exhibit, we have created a 2020 Census LibGuide. On this guide, you will find a list of FAQs with questions and answers provided by the U.S. Census Bureau and local Library Census Committees.

The 2020 Census starts THIS WEEK! Most households will receive their first mailing from the Census Bureau between March 12th and March 20th. The first mailing will include an invitation letter with a unique Census ID, instructions on how to respond to the 2020 Census online or by phone, and a language assistance sheet with instructions in 12 non-English languages. To see examples of what each mailing will look like visit 2020 Census Mailings.

The 2020 Census online and phone systems will go live on Thursday, March 12th. Online access to the 2020 Census form can be found at and the phone response option can be reached at 1-844-330-2020 (TDD service for the hearing impaired can be reached at 1-844-467-2020). The Census Bureau has released a Video Guide demonstrating how to navigate the online 2020 Census form from start to finish. Language guides for 59 non-English languages can be found at Language Guides (Print), including a Large Print guide.