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.

Our hours are 8:00 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


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

Strongly Recommended

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


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

Sample Information

Stockroom Staff and Contact

  • 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