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Bloomberg Terminal Spring 2022 ONLINE Guide: Lief Library: Bloomberg

Schedule Online Access for Research Purposes

This Guide has been heavily adapted from the Brooklyn College Bloomberg Terminal Research Guide originally created by Frans Albarillo

What is Bloomberg?

What is Bloomberg?

The Bloomberg terminal is a premier international financial services database providing news and analytics for over 129 countries and 250 exchanges. Features include 24-hour historical and 15-minute delayed securities pricing in addition to news, data, and analysis on companies, markets and economies. Lehman College has introduced one Bloomberg Terminal, housed in the Leonard Lief Library, commencing Spring Term 2018.

Usage Policy: Only current students, staff, or faculty can use the Bloomberg Professional terminals. Each user is limited to 90 minutes, and priority is given to students and faculty of the Economics & Business Department.

Location & Reservation information: There is one Bloomberg Professional terminal available to the  Lehman community.  You must reserve a time slot online and then follow the instructions for logging in.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ONLINE ACCESS and Bloomberg Terminal Policies

The Bloomberg Terminal is designated for current Lehman students, faculty, and staff conducting research specifically utilizing the Bloomberg resource 

Guidelines for Online Room Use. 

YOU MUST FIRST ASK YOUR PROFESSOR TO ACTIVATE YOUR ACCESS TO THE BLOOMBERG TERMINAL in addition to getting a course code to gain credit for the BMC course.

During the Spring 2022 Term Students May Sign up for Free Direct Access to the BMC Course:

Go to 

  • You must use your Lehman College email credentials to sign in.  If you don't use your Lehman email, you will be asked to pay.
  • You will access the BMC course through the BMC tab at the top. 
  • You must sign up this semester to ensure this direct access option for yourself
  • Follow all instructions to ensure proper registration for this unique direct access to BMC.

Scheduling the Terminal for Research Purposes during Spring 2022:

  1. Use LibCal (in the box above, to the left) to schedule up to 120 minutes in any one day online. 
  2. Please respect Scheduling period designated uses
  3. Enter Appointments promptly to avoid conflicts
  4. Online Room may be scheduled for half an hour periods (120 minute limit per day)
  5. Students and Faculty registering for research use may consult Business Librarian, Martha Lerski, x7763, who can assist if feasible.

TO LOG IN, OR CREATE A LOG IN TO THE Bloomberg terminal:

I.Click on the Bloomberg Research Guide:

II.Click the button: RESERVE BLOOMBERG TERMINAL by clicking on the blue Book the Bloomberg Terminal button on the right hand side of this page.  Select and schedule times for today or future dates, up to 120 minutes in one day. 

III.Follow these steps, in this order, to use the online/remote Bloomberg Terminal:

A.       LOGIN INSTRUCTIONS for students WITHOUT a Bloomberg Terminal login:

  1. Navigate to Bloomberg for Education’s Web Portal: and select Sign up as a Learner button

  1.  Do NOT click on button to pay for service. Instead, look below to 
  2. Enter contact information, using your Lehman email.  Select Sign up button    
  3.  Students wishing to access the terminal for research, not for the BMC course, click the Terminal Access Tab

5.  Create a Bloomberg Terminal Login by navigating to the Terminal Access Tab and follow the account creation                     wizard to create login.

6.  Once your Terminal account has been created, follow the instructions in the section B titled Login Instructions for           students WHO ALREADY HAVE a Bloomberg Terminal login.

B.       LOGIN INSTRUCTIONS for students WHO ALREADY HAVE a Bloomberg Terminal login:

  1. Navigate to  

  1. Enter Bloomberg Terminal Username and Password

  1. Verify your identity with a code sent to your enrolled email or mobile phone

  1. Click the Down arrow to the right of the Launch button and select Launch within the browser

C.       INSTRUCTIONS FOR STUDENTS or Lehman community members who are NOT enrolled in an Economics & Business course who would like to register for online Terminal use:          

          Contact Martha Lerski, Business Librarian:

For additional help, please refer to:

For students who have issues with their Lehman email accounts, please contact: or call 718-960-1111

TROUBLESHOOTING: If you are unable to access the terminal after precisely following these instructions, please contact:

Bloomberg Help:  212.318.2000  or--   Martha Lerski, Business Librarian



  1. Booking time is available for Lehman College students, faculty, and staff only
  2. If you go over your scheduled time, you will be bumped off of your session. 
  3. Please report technology issues promptly to