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Due to COVID 19, the remote access to Bloomberg terminals for School of Business students, faculty, and staff can be arranged by contacting the Business School Integrated Technology Group:

Current Columbia students, staff, and faculty who are not affiliated with the Business School can request remote access to Bloomberg by sending an email to

Bloomberg L.P. provides financial software tools and enterprise applications such as analytics and equity trading platform, data services, and news to financial companies and organizations through the Bloomberg Terminal (via its Bloomberg Professional Service), its core revenue-generating product.[9] Bloomberg L.P. also includes a wire service (Bloomberg News), a global television network (Bloomberg Television), websites, radio stations (Bloomberg Radio), subscription-only newsletters, and two magazines: Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Markets.

There are 9 Bloomberg terminals available across the Libraries:

seven in the Watson Library 
two terminals in Lehman Social Sciences Library in Lehman Library

You may create your own login by clicking on  "Create New Login" from the login page.

The Bloomberg terminal is available on a first come, first served basis. Columbia students working on assignments that require Bloomberg use have priority.







How to Create Bloomberg Account

How to Create Bloomberg Account

  • To create a new Bloomberg account 
  • Go to the Bloomberg terminal and hit ‘Enter or go key to begin.’
  • Click on ‘Create a New Login.’
  • You will be on  'Welcome to the Bloomberg Terminal' screen. 
  • Select 'myself 'from who are you creating this log in for? 
  • Select 'NO' ( if you do NOT have any Bloomberg account)  from Have you ever been a Bloomberg use?
  • Fill out the form:  First Name and Last Name.
  • Bloomberg will immediately assign  you a Login Name.
  • Add your contact information - You can add the same phone number for both; company phone and mobile phone.
  • Add your Columbia University email address.
  • Click 'NEXT' from the bottom right corner.
  • Select your option for verification code and click  'Next'; from the bottom right corner.
  • You will immediately receive a verification code from Bloomberg. 
  • Enter the verification code to the next screen and set up your password.
  • There are some other options to set up but they are optional.
  • Now  you will be able to log in with your Bloomberg ID and password. 

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