Skip to main content

Bloomberg Professional: Getting Started

This guide contains recommendations on how to search and use the Bloomberg Professional terminal, available in the Kilmer Library on the Livingston campus.

Where are the Bloomberg Terminals?

Bloomberg Professional is a terminal-based resource, which means that it is not available remotely. One of the Bloomberg Terminals is located in the Kilmer Library on the Livingston campus. A total of four Bloomberg terminals are located at Rutgers Business School at New Brunswick/Piscataway (located on the fifth floor of 100 Rockefeller Road at Livingston Campus) and Rutgers Business School at Newark. Additional eight Bloomberg terminals are available for students who are enrolled in the Mathematical Finance Program (Rm. 103 Hill Center) and Financial Statistics and Risk Management Program (Rm. 480 Hill Center).  Note: you must be enrolled in those programs in order to use the Bloomberg Terminals.

Access to Bloomberg Professional Terminal is limited only to current Rutgers University students, faculty, and staff.  However, the Bloomberg Professional Terminal at Kilmer Library is the only one that is available to the public who use Kilmer Library in-person.

If you have any questions about the Bloomberg Terminal at Kilmer Library, please contact Mei Ling Lo, the Interim Business Librarian at mlo@rutgers.edu.

 

 

Bloomberg Terminal at Kilmer Library

 

 

The Bloomberg Professional Terminal at Kilmer Library is the only one that is available to the public who use Kilmer Library in-person. Thanks to the generous gift from Bloomberg, L.P, the Bloomberg Terminal is housed in the Career Collections Room at Kilmer Library.  It is solely maintained and supported by Bloomberg, L.P.

This terminal does not allow data to be downloaded on to the computer or a portable device.  If you need to download data, please use the ones located at Rutgers Business School, Dept of Mathematics and Dept of Statistics, provided you are currently enrolled in their programs.

To use the Bloomberg Terminal at Kilmer Library, please use the login ID and password posted underneath the monitor.  After you login, you will need to login with your personal ID.  See the box on the right on how to create individual login ID. Be prepared to have a phone ready in order to receive a text message.

If you have any questions about the Bloomberg Terminal at Kilmer Library, please contact Mei Ling Lo, the Interim Business Librarian at mlo@rutgers.edu.

How to create your individual login?

If you are using Bloomberg Professional for the first time, you will need to create a personal log in to access Bloomberg Professional after you login to the terminal using the ID and password posted on the sign.

Then follow these steps to create your own personal log in:

  1. Open Bloomberg
  2. Press <CONN/DFLT>
  3. Press <GO> - do not put anything in the Login Name or Password fields
  4. Choose a method for validation (SMS Text Message)
  5. Bloomberg will send you a code - enter in this validation code
  6. Answer any additional personal information questions
  7. Now, log in with your personal username and password

You will use the personal username and password to access Bloomberg Professional once you open it again in the future.