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Bloomberg Guide

Learn how to access and use Bloomberg at NYU Libraries.

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  • The Library no longer offers virtual sign up. Bloomberg will cease offering remote access on June 30, 2022.
  • Those with current virtual access will be able to retain virtual access through the 30th.
  • Your virtual terminal account credentials will continue to work on physical NYU terminals after the 30th.

Remote Access Login Directions

For those who have already been approved for virtual access:

  1. Navigate to
  2. Enter your Bloomberg Terminal username and password. (Not your "Bloomberg for Education" login or your NYU NetID credentials.)
  3. Verify your identity via email or text.
  4. Click Launch. Open the bba.ica file to start your session. (Do not select the Excel API option unless you need it. It slows down logging on.)
  5.  Bloomberg will launch multiple windows on your desktop, with corresponding buttons in the taskbar.
  6. Use the Bloomberg gear icon to resize windows to better fit your screen.
  7. Remember to logoff at the end of your session. Select the Bloomberg gear icon, then "Exit Bloomberg".

Creating Your Bloomberg Account: Step-By-Step Directions

After opening the Bloomberg software from the desktop:

  1. Select "Create New Login" below the username and password fields on the login screen.
  2. Follow the prompts to set up an account.
  3. Use your personal cell phone number for both your work and mobile number.
  4. Use your NYU email address in the "Corporate Email Address" field. (Non-NYU emails will be rejected.)
  5. Have your mobile phone at the ready, because text is the fastest authentication method. (Hit <GO>/Enter after inputting the validation code to activate the "Next" button, otherwise it will not allow you to advance.)

FAQ: Login Failed Error

Q: I am getting a "login failed / error 730.1 / all terminals in session" message. What should I do?
A: This occurs when all 8 Bobst terminals are in use. Bloomberg ejects idle users after one hour. Because we have a limited number of simultaneous users, please log off when you are done to prevent others from being locked out of terminal access. Plan ahead to make sure you have access to the terminal for any assignments or deliverables. Do not leave using the terminal to the last minute.