Bloomberg is a key source for current and historical pricing on equities, fixed income securities, foreign exchange and commodities, as well as indicative and fundamental data, customized analytics and business news. Bloomberg also provides company profiles and financial statements, analysts’ forecasts, worldwide financial market news, and multimedia interviews and presentations by key players in business and finance.


We have ten Bloomberg terminals available at the Library and two more at the CTT Student hall.

You need a personal account to use Bloomberg. Double click on the icon for Bloomberg and when prompted to login in, insert your credentials. If you don’t have an account yet, click on the link that says “create a new login” and use your school email (

Remember that after 90 days of inactivity you must contact Bloomberg support for a new access code.

Excel Add-in

To install the excel add-in please go to Options > Add-ins > COM add-ins > Bloomberg. Close the excel file and open it again. If this doesn’t work, please request help from a librarian.

Monthly downloading limit

All Bloomberg terminals have a monthly downloading limit. This is strictly enforced by Bloomberg. If we have reached the downloading limit, users will see the following error message when they try to download data: #N/A Limit. In this case, please use another terminal.

Daily downloading limit

The daily limit is clearly stated in Google: The Daily API limit is 500,000 hits/per day. A “hit” is defined as one request for a single security/field pairing. Therefore, if you request static data for 5 fields and 10 securities, that will translate into a total of 50 hits. The best thing to do is to try to refresh just the portion of the spreadsheet that really needs to be refreshed and avoid refreshing it all or reopening it many times a day. Bloomberg Help desk may advise you on how to create more efficient data queries to minimize the number of hits but they will NOT increase the data limit.


Nova SBE students can sign up for Bloomberg monthly webinars and gain more insight into how to use the Bloomberg terminal. Once you sign up you will receive confirmation the following day after 9 a.m. GMT and will be able to join these using your personal computer.

The dates and times will be advertised on the library website.

  • Bloomberg Market Concepts certification – You must complete all four modules to get the certificate of completion. If you want to learn more about a subject you are welcome to just do the modules that interest you but you will not get a certificate of completion. (approx. 10h)
  • ESG Certification – By taking this course you will: describe ESG trends and common ESG investment strategies; explain how shareholder activism influences corporate behaviour and practice tasks within various stages of the investment process. (approx. 10h)

Certification is available through the Bloomberg Terminal at no cost. More information

There is no remote access to Bloomberg