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Bloomberg Guide: Home

Learn how to access and use Bloomberg at NYU Libraries.

What is Bloomberg?

Bloomberg is a terminal-bound financial services platform that provides analysis and quotes for equities and indices, current company and economic data for the countries of the world, real-time and historical industry and market news, and advanced analytical and data functions. Bloomberg is an industry standard in financial services and investment banking. NYU Library's academic subscription does not include the trading module and market data is delayed by 15 minutes.

Location of NYU Library Bloomberg Terminals

Bloomberg Terminals that any current NYU student, faculty, or staff member can access can be found in the following locations:

  1. Bobst Library, 5th Floor: Two terminals are available in the south wing. No appointment is necessary.
  2. NYU Shanghai Library, 4th Floor: There is one terminal. To reserve a time, please book an appointment
  3. NYU Abu Dhabi Library: Contact the library for more information.

Bobst Library Bloomberg Terminal Policies


  • Access is limited to currently enrolled/employed members of New York University. No exceptions. Alumni, Friends of Bobst Library, visitors, and guests are not eligible for access.
  • Bloomberg terminal hours are the same as Bobst Library's "Open Stacks" hours.
  • Do not, under any circumstances, share your Bloomberg account credentials with another person or allow them to use your account.

Downloading: There is no downloading on the Bloomberg terminal, only print screen.


  • Please limit your use of the terminal to 25 minutes when others are waiting.
  • Unattended items at the Bloomberg terminal will be removed immediately. 
  • Individuals on the terminal who are not actively using Bloomberg may be asked to move. Users of the Bloomberg software receive first priority.
  • See also the Library's Code of Conduct.

Location of School-Specific Bloomberg Terminals

The following terminals are owned and administered by their respective schools (not by the library). Access policies are set by each school and may not include all members of the school's community. NYU affiliates outside these School's communities, alumni, and non-NYU-affiliates cannot access these terminals. No exceptions.

  • Stern School of Business:
    • Shimkin Hall, 2nd Floor: Four terminals are located in Robert B. Menschel/Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Room (Shimkin 2-101), which is inside the Nyman Family Reading Room (Shimkin 2-100). AVAILABLE ONLY TO STERN MBAs.
    • Tisch 316: Access this room by going through Tisch 305 (Meeting Rooms). AVAILABLE FOR STERN UNDERGRADS.
  • Tandon School of Engineering: Rogers Hall, 2nd FloorAVAILABLE ONLY TO TANDON STUDENTS.
  • School of Professional Studies (SPS): Contact your instructor, advisor, or department chair for details. AVAILABLE ONLY TO SELECT SPS DEGREE PROGRAMS.

Alumni Access to Bloomberg in New York City

NYU alumni who are eligible for a New York Public Library (NYPL) membership and are a NYPL card holder may visit the Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) branch at 34th St and Madison Ave to access Bloomberg. More details can be found at their Bloomberg subscription description page.

Bloomberg Terminal

Photo of the Bloomberg terminal including dual monitors and keyboard.

Bloomberg must be used at the terminal; there is no remote access. You can recognize the terminal by its distinctive hardware: two monitors and a color-coded keyboard.

Alternatives to Bloomberg

Not near a terminal? The following subscription resources might be a good substitute:

Best for financials:

Best for modeling:

  • CapitalIQ (Available only to select classes at Stern.)