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WIND Guide

Learn how to access and use WIND Terminal at NYU Libraries.

WIND Guide in English

This is a simple guide covering how to navigate the Wind Financial Terminal (henceforth abbreviated as WIND) in our Library. If you have any questions, you can speak to someone at the NYU Shanghai Library desk, or email 

On Campus and Online Access

The Wind Terminal is available for NYU Shanghai faculty, staff, and students and NYU Study Away Students.

  1. Please note that only NYU Shanghai students studying remotely can apply for VCL service. NYU Study Away students in Shanghai will need to visit the academic building to use the Wind terminal in person.
  2. Please understand that you should use Wind only for the purpose of academic research, with the knowledge that for-profit and/or personal uses are forbidden.

For on-campus access, visit NYU Shanghai Library (4F).  

  1. Visit Financial Terminals Reservation Page to reserve Terminal 1 or Terminal 2 near the Print Room. (Wind Terminal 2 has an additional Global Enterprise Module (全球企业库) with data from 企查查.)
  2. Locate the WIND Terminal. Log into Windows with your NYU NetID.
  3. Open the Wind Financial Terminal application. Look for its red icon on the desktop. 
  4. Business faculty and students can access the terminal purchased by Business Department in Room 1331-6.

For remote access, follow the steps and tips:

  1. Submit your request to WIND VCL access first through the application link. You will receive a notifying email after IT adds you to Shanghai's VCL list.
  2. Upon receiving an approval email from the library with the online access instruction, visit Wind Terminal Online Access Reservation Page to book a time slot to use WIND on VCL. The maximum booking duration is 120 minutes. 
  3. Visit  NYU Shanghai VCL to use the terminal. You will be prompted to download and install Citrix for the first time you use NYU Shanghai VCL.
  4. Please do not turn off the WIND VCL computer when you log it out.

Switching Language

You can change the interface language of Wind by clicking on

我的 > Switch system language to English 

To switch language from English to Chinese, click on Me at the top left corner, and select 切换成中文.


我的 > 系统设置 > 英文 > 关闭

To switch the language from Chinese to English, click <span lang="zh">我的</span> on the top left corner, then select Switch to English

Sign out after use

Please sign out after use. Do not shut down the computer.

Click on the Windows icon at the bottom left corner and sign out after use. Do not shut down the computer.

Login Credentials

The login credentials are automatically saved; you should not require them.

Unable to login?

Screenshot of WIND Login Settings.

Speak to someone at the Library desk to get assistance to login.

WIND at NYU Stern

A WIND terminal is available to select Stern researchers at NYU NYC. Stern-affiliated users may contact Stern Center for Research Computing to inquire about access.