Bloomberg Terminal

The Bloomberg Terminal is a computer system for real-time financial data analysis, trading, and news. The Terminal is available for use in the back of the Learning Commons on the first floor of Schaffer Library (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. 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.

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. Union College students, faculty, and staff can take the course free of charge on the Bloomberg Terminal station in Schaffer Library.


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 make an in-person appointment with a Bloomberg Student Consultant or email them at