Two local organisations are preparing to play their part in the online Census in March.
Literacy North Otago and the Oamaru Public Library will be community access points for completing the Census online on March 5.
Waitaki District Libraries manager Philip van Zijl said there will be computers at both places for members of the community to complete the Census.
"The Government-sponsored free computers in the library are, among other things, there to assist with e-government, so this is a really good use for them," he said.
"Library staff will be on hand to provide guidance and support."
Literacy North Otago manager Helen Jansen said both organisations will ensure people can complete the Census confidentially.
"Confidentiality is of paramount importance and staff are very aware of the need for privacy in this instance," she said.
Information about the Census is available online in several different languages through the Statistics New Zealand website.
There will also be links on the Waitaki District Libraries and Literacy North Otago web pages to information about the Census:
www.literacynorthotago.org.nz and http://library.waitaki.govt.nz/cgi-bin/koha/opac-main.pl
Literacy North Otago is located at 34 Ribble St, opposite Furniture 2 Go and will be open from 9am until 9pm.
Waitaki District Library is at 62 Thames St, opposite Farmers and will be open from 9.30am until 5.30pm.