Answered By: Andy Spackman Last Updated: Dec 04, 2018 Views: 22220
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The library's Bloomberg terminal is accessible whenever the library building is open (see library hours). It is located at the Social Science Help Desk on Level 1 (map).
Students and faculty can and should reserve the terminal up to three days in advance by going to http://bloomberg.lib.byu.edu/. If you come to the terminal without a reservation and it is not in use, remember to reserve it before you begin your session, otherwise another person might reserve it and you will be required to give up your seat.
You may only reserve the terminal for one consecutive hour. If, after that time, another person has not reserved the terminal or arrived to use it, you may continue to use it, though you must give up your seat if someone does reserve it.
You can reserve the terminal for more than one hour per day, but please cancel your reservations if you will not be using them.
Bloomberg has created and recently revised a training course that will allow you to know some of the ins and outs of using the terminal. In order to receive the new certification, the Acknowledgement of Completion, you must take and pass with 75% or better a core exam as well as market sector exams. To access this training you will need to create your own Bloomberg account by hitting the default key, leaving the username and password blank, then filling out the required information. You can then type into the toolbar on the top to access the videos and exams.
For further information please see our Bloomberg subject guide