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COVID-19 Update

Please note: With the closing of all library buildings at Yale University, the Bloomberg terminal in Marx Library is not available for use. 

Please contact for assistance. 

What it is

Bloomberg Professional provides real-time and historical financial market & economic data, with international coverage of all sectors. Use it to find company financials, stock market indices, news, analyst reports, and much more. 


Where to access Bloomberg

Bloomberg Terminal Locations

1.  Marx Science and Social Science Library (formerly Marx Library)

A Bloomberg terminal is available for Yale researchers at Marx Library.  

 Yale affiliates may reserve two hours of consecutive time on the terminal each day, up to two weeks in advance. 

If the terminal is not reserved, walk-up use is permitted. Reservations are held for 10 minutes past the scheduled reservation time. After this time, the reservation will be considered forfeited and the terminal will be available. 


2.  School of Management - 199 Whitney

The Bloomberg Terminals at SOM have are located in Suite 1 of 199 Whitney Avenue to facilitate the Evans Hall 1st floor renovation work.  SOM faculty, staff, and students have 24/7 access to the new location at 199 Whitney Avenue with their Yale ID card. The entrance to the Bloomberg Terminal Lab is at the back end of the parking lot, under the ProPT awning. 

Use of Bloomberg terminals is for current Yale students, staff, and faculty only.  A guest login cannot be used. 

Yale University's access to Bloomberg does not include Bloomberg Anywhere or Bloomberg Professional for devices. Access is limited to the locations listed above. 

Creating an Account

Bloomberg requires all users to have individual accounts. To create yours, follow these steps:


1.Select the Create New Login option below the username and password fields.


2. Follow the instructions to set up the account. 

Your work and mobile numbers can be the same. Use your Yale email address in the Corporate Email Address Field.


3. Keep your cell phone nearby – You will need to enter a confirmation number and can choose to receive this by text message or phone call. Bloomberg will verify the account with a text message/phone call before it is fully activated.

You will need this login each and everytime you use a Bloomberg terminal.

Have business research questions? Ask us!

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Business and Management Librarians
Marx Science and Social Science Library
Yale University Library
219 Prospect Street - Concourse Level

Schedule an appointment

Please Note: In alignment with Yale University's response to COVID-19, all appointments for research help will take place online.

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