Skip to content Skip to navigation

Physics Stockroom


7/1/21 UPDATE

The Physics Store is now reopen for self-service shopping. Appointments are no longer necessary. If your card key allowed you into the Varian Building in March 2020, your access has been restored. We will have at least one staff member on site every weekday from 9am-4pm. If you do not yet have card key access to Varian and you have completed Stars course EHS-2470, email to request access.

The Physics Stockroom (also known as the Physics Store) is a self-serve hardware and lab-supply store. We serve research groups in various science and engineering departments at Stanford.

Click to access self-service purchase form.

Please note: this form is for paying for items that you have already taken from the store, it does not allow you to order ahead.  Our inventory is searchable at

Our hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm,  Monday through Friday.  We're in the Varian Physics Building, near the loading dock. 

Visit our Facebook page and our searchable inventory and price list.

Click for a video tour.

A sample of our product categories

  • Tools
  • Compression Fittings
  • Pipe Fittings
  • Valves
  • Vacuum Fittings
  • Adhesive Tapes
  • Tubing
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Fasteners
  • Electronics (Selected Components)
  • Safety Equipment
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • Liquid Helium
  • Liquid Nitrogen

Order products

You must set up a blanket order with the Physics Stockroom before making purchases. Have someone with signature authority for the account send email to:

Include the following information in your blanket order:

Required information

  • Project-Task-Award
  • Expenditure Type (if not 55210)
  • Department
  • Name of the Group and Account

Strongly recommended information

  • Start/End Dates
  • Max. Dollar Amount (Not-To Exceed)
  • Tax Exemption Code (If Non-Taxable)
  • List of Likely Users
  • Admin. Contact Information

Sample blanket order

  • Project-Task-Award: 1234567-100-AARGH
  • Astrobiology Dept, Prof. I. M. Fictional
  • Subspace Scanner Project, NASA Grant #12345
  • Start: Today, End: 09/30/2015
  • Not to exceed: $5000
  • Likely Users: Hugh Neverno, Mae Beeso
  • Admin: Jen Rallist, 723-0000, Mail Code: 0000

Stockroom staff and contact