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Bloomberg Guide

Learn how to access and use Bloomberg at NYU Libraries.

Bloomberg Terminal

Bloomberg Terminal monitor 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.

Top Bloomberg FAQs

Q: Can I access Bloomberg remotely / virtually?
A: No. Bloomberg must be used at the terminal, on-site. The remote access option for all Bloomberg clients (academic and corporate), necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic, ended on June 30, 2022.

Q: My terminal account or password seems to have expired. How do I reset it?
A: Inactivity for 90 days turns your account off, and requires a password reset. Call Bloomberg Customer support to reset your password: US East Coast: 212-318-2000. US West Coast: 415-912-2960. Shanghai: +86-21-6104-3000. Abu Dhabi: +971-4-364-1000.

Q: Can I access Bloomberg via the Bloomberg iOS or Android app?
A: No. Our academic subscription does not include access via Bloomberg's mobile "Bloomberg Anywhere" apps.

Q: How can I access the list of sustainability/ESG data points you mentioned in class?
A: Find the spreadsheet here (must authenticate using your NYU NetID and password).

Q: How do I find Bloomberg News daily market wraps for Prof Frydman's class?
A: Use the "NI USSBN BN" command.

Q: Why don't we have access to the trading module via the library?
A: In higher education, the Bloomberg trading module is only accessible on special Bloomberg terminals for students who are managing an actual investment fund under faculty supervision.

Q: How do I access the full text of articles via the terminal?
A: Use the BBG command. The terminal software will then launch in your web browser with full text access.

Q: The Bloomberg terminal's monitor is turned off. How do I turn it back on?
A: The on/off button for the screen is on the bottom-right underside of the monitor's bezel, below the power symbol (⏻). The button requires only a touch or tap.