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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 both NYU Shanghai and NYU Go Local faculty, staff, and students. Please note that only NYU Shanghai students studying remotely can apply for VCL service. Go local students in Shanghai will need to visit the academic building to use Wind terminal in person.

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

  1. Visit Wind Terminal On Campus Terminal Reservation Page to reserve.
  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. 

For online access, follow the steps and tips:

  1. Email with your name and NetID to apply for WIND VCL access first. 
  2. Upon receiving an approval message from the library,  visit Wind Terminal Online Access Reservation Page to book a timeslot 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 我的 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.

WIND Terminal

Photograph of the WIND Terminal at NYU Shanghai Library (4F)

WIND must be used at the Windows terminal located at Shanghai Library; there is no remote access.

Reserve an appointment to use the WIND Terminal.

Login Credentials

The login credentials is 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.