Schaffer Library

Bloomberg Terminal

COVID Update: Starting Winter 2021 term, the Bloomberg Terminal will be available for use on the first floor of Schaffer Library, at its new location near the photocopiers. Due to demand for this service, we ask that anyone interested in using the Bloomberg Terminal please sign up for time using the online appointment calendar. Covid health and safety capacity limitations mandate that only one user can be in the Bloomberg Terminal room at a time. Reserving your time on the terminal gives you primary access on the terminal at that time and ensures that everyone in the Union community has equitable access to this popular and limited service.

If you are attending Union remotely and need to use the Bloomberg terminal for a class or senior thesis, please contact Jennifer Grayburn at for accommodation.

The Bloomberg Terminal is a computer system for real-time financial data analysis, trading, and news. It is located on the first floor of Schaffer Library near the entrance to Technical Services.

Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) is a self-paced ten-hour e-learning course that provides an interactive introduction to both the financial markets and the Bloomberg Terminal. For students in particular, BMC can be a helpful credential in job applications, offering a certificate of completion that can be mentioned on résumés.


If you have questions about the Bloomberg Terminal and / or Bloomberg Market Concepts, please reach out to the Bloomberg Student Consultants (BSCs), Union College students who are experienced with the Bloomberg Terminal. You can email them at or book a virtual appointment to Zoom with them during the term.