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Bloomberg Terminal Spring 2023 Guide: Lief Library: Bloomberg

Bloomberg Open Lab Policy

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 a Bloomberg Lab, housed in Room 226A in the Leonard Lief Library.

Usage Policy: Only current students, staff, or faculty can use the Bloomberg Professional terminals.  Each user is limited to 2 hours a day, and priority is given to students and faculty of the Economics & Business Department.




Access to the Bloomberg Lab and registration for the BMC course are available through Open Lab periods.

The Bloomberg Terminals are designated for current Lehman students, faculty, and staff conducting research specifically utilizing the Bloomberg resource. Open Lab Times are generally held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday: 11AM-2PM and 3PM-6PM. Please check the schedule to make sure that the Lab is not scheduled for a class during that period.


When in the Bloomberg Lab, follow these procedures:

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

For students who do not yet have a Bloomberg login 

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

Once a Terminal account has been created

1. Enter Bloomberg Terminal Username and Password

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


On site BMC Logins once you have created a Bloomberg Account

HOW DO I ACCESS BMC in the Bloomberg Lab?

1. Log into Bloomberg terminal and click on the Bloomberg Icon

2. Run the function BCER by entering BCER into the command line and hitting enter.

3. Click Sign Up and create a BMC account using your university email.

4. If you are taking BMC as part of a class or group, please check the box found under the password field.

5. Enter the group code provided by your professor if applicable and click OK.

 6. Check the box to confirm that you have read and agree to the Terms of Service.

7. Click Sign Up.

 8. Check your University email address, as you will be receiving a confirmation with instructions and a link to activate your account. Click on the Activate my account link.