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Bloomberg Guide

Learn how to access and use Bloomberg at NYU Libraries.

Alumni Cannot Access NYU-Owned Bloomberg Terminals

Alumni, visitors, and Friends of Bobst Library are not eligible for access to NYU's Bloomberg terminals due to the terms of our institutional contract. No exceptions can be made. Thank you for your understanding. Please read below to learn about alternative paths to terminal access.

Access to Bloomberg at New York Public Library

Business Center on SNFL's 5th floorNYU alumni who are a New York Public Library (NYPL) member / card holder may visit the Yoseloff Business Center at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL) branch to access Bloomberg.

  • The Yoseloff Business Center is located on SNFL's 5th floor.
  • SNFL is situated at the southeast corner of 40th St and 5th Ave, diagonal to the main NYPL branch at Bryant Park. (This building was formerly known as the "Mid-Manhattan Library".)
  • Additional details about their terminals can be found at NYPL's Bloomberg subscription description page.
  • Access to the NYPL's Bloomberg terminals may be disrupted due to the pandemic. Please consult the Business Center website and support services for more information.

Getting what you need from NYPL Business Center terminals

NYPL has very strict "no reproduction by any digital device" Bloomberg policies, so plan to bring pen and paper.

What happened to NYPL's SIBL branch?

The Yoseloff Business Center at SNFL is the successor to the former Science, Industry, and Business Library (SIBL), which was located at 188 Madison Ave. SIBL's Bloomberg terminals have been moved to SNFL. The SNFL branch is an ~7 minute walk from the former SIBL facility: from the former SIBL entrance, head north on Madison Ave and turn left (west) when you reach E39th St. Turn right on 5th, heading north until you reach the SNFL entrance at 455 5th Ave.

Not in the City?

Some major metropolitan library systems, especially those with a business branch or department, subscribe to Bloomberg. Contact your local public library to ask if they have a terminal, or know of a terminal at a public library in your region. Most public libraries cannot afford Bloomberg: The cost of one Bloomberg terminal is ~$24,000 per year with a minimum two year subscription.