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Physics Stockroom

Click to access self-service purchase form.


6/1/2020 UPDATE

The Physics Store is now open for shopping-by-appointment and order-ahead outside pickup. We will have one staff member on site every weekday from 9am-4pm. 
If you know what you need, you can email (please include a copy of your essential personnel letter), or call 650-723-4361. We will get back to you and let you know if your items are in stock, and when they will be available to pick up on the back dock. Our inventory is searchable at
If you’d like to make an appointment to come in and shop, you can email (please include a copy of your essential personnel letter), or call 650-723-4361 between 9am and 4pm on weekdays. We will let you know the soonest time you can come in. At this stage we can only allow one customer in the store at a time. You can sign out your items on your own device or phone using this link:
If you already have essential personnel card key access to the Physics Store (this also applies to anyone coming in for liquid nitrogen or liquid helium), please check the Outlook calendar “Varian Physics Lab 115 Stockroom” before coming in. No new customer card keys will be added until Stanford re-opens every building.

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.


Our hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm,  Monday through Friday. ( After-hours access is also available. For a card-key, please stop by.) We're in the Varian Physics Building, near the loading dock. 

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

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