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Physics Stockroom

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Physics Stockroom

Stockroom After-hours Access

 If you do not yet have card key access to Varian and you would like to, email khoi [at] (khoi[at]stanford[dot]edu) 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.

Physics Stockroom Self Service Purchase Form

To sign out purchased items:

Click to access self-service purchase form.

  1. Select "Yes" to use your pre-authorized PTA, or "No" to enter a PTA manually. (See main Physics Stockroom page for information about setting up a pre-authorized PTA.) If entering PTA manually, you can search the "Project" box by project number, Professor name, or project name.
  2. Select your supplies from the Physics Stockroom, taking note of the stock#, which will be a red or yellow label. If you need help finding an item, you can ask staff in room 115, or use the search page.
  3. In the column labeled "Item#" you can enter the exact stock# and tab or click on "Quantity" to enter quantity. You can also use the "Item#" box to search by description or partial part number. 
  4. When you have selected all of your items and quantities, scroll to the bottom and hit "Check Out".

To log back in :

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 staffed hours are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm,  Monday through Friday.  We're in the Varian Physics Building Room 115, 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

Paying with a PTA

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: khoi [at] (khoi[at]stanford[dot]edu).

Include the following information in your blanket order:

Required information

  • Project-Task-Award
  • Expenditure Type
  • 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

  • Khoi Huynh (khoi [at] (khoi[at]stanford[dot]edu), 723-5406)
  • Scott Barton (sbarton1 [at] (sbarton1[at]stanford[dot]edu), 723-4361)
  • Phone: 650-723-4361
  • Address: Varian Physics Bldg, Rm 115
  • 382 Via Pueblo Mall, Stanford, CA 94305-4060