Stores

Stores is made up of six warehouse locations on campus, each providing different commodities and services for the various niche markets within the university community. Stores offers over 3,000 items available for next business day delivery. To order items from a Stores warehouse, place your order through eStores

 

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Locations

Chemistry Store

The Chemistry Store is a walk-in retail store for university purchases that stocks both scientific and office supplies. Purchases can be made by using an eRequest or procurement card. The stocked items are tailored to the needs of the Chemistry teaching and research labs.

180 Celeste Lab
120 W. 18th Avenue (see map)
Columbus, Ohio 43210 
Phone: (614) 292-3020
Fax: (614) 292-0565

Hours of Operation:
8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Monday - Friday)*
*Hours vary by quarter depending upon when the Chemistry Department is teaching night classes.

Gas Cylinder Warehouse

The Gas Cylinder Warehouse supplies The Ohio State University with cylinder gases, liquid nitrogen and accessories. We stock the most commonly requested items and will special order any item you need. In addition to stocking an assortment of gases, we carry a variety of spare parts for gas cylinders. 

Gas Demurrage (Rental) Charges

All gas cylinders for the University are to be purchased through the Gas Cylinder Warehouse. When the cylinder leaves the warehouse, it is tracked using the barcode attached to it. 

Once a customer receives a cylinder from the Gas Cylinder Warehouse, they will automatically be charged a demurrage for each cylinder in their possession at the end of each month. The rate of demurrage varies based on the size and type of cylinder. This will continue until the customer schedules a return for the cylinder back to the Gas Cylinder Warehouse.

The gas product within the tank is billed separately from the demurrage.

Inventory and Custody

It is the end users responsibility to maintain inventory and keep accurate records of their cylinders from the point they are delivered to the building, until the time they are returned to the Gas Cylinder Warehouse. The Gas Cylinder Warehouse will deliver and pick up the cylinders from the area instructed by the end user. While cylinders are in the customer's possession and within their buildings, it is the end users responsibility to know where the cylinders are being stored, and that they are being stored in a safe manner. It is suggested that each end user does a periodic audit of cylinders in their building to ensure accuracy of their demurrage expense. The demurrage report is available in eReports, under Inventory Billing, and provides a list of all the cylinders on campus.

2600 Kenny Road
Columbus, Ohio 43210 (see map)
Phone: (614) 292-2543
Fax: (614) 292-0546

Hours of Operation: 7:00 am to 4:30 pm
(University holidays and summer hours observed)

For emergency orders, special or custom mixes, or to request special handling, call a customer service associate at 292-2543.

Same day handling service fee: $100.00 
Emergency orders requiring handling during non-University business hours are assessed a minimum service fee of $200.00. 

 

General Warehouse 

Our General Warehouse stocks over 600 frequently used janitorial, hardware and office supply items. Through our partnerships with our suppliers and their minority partners, we are able to maintain inventory levels that meet the needs of the University Community.

2650 Kenny Road (see map)
Columbus, Ohio 43210 
Phone: (614) 292-2694
Fax: (614) 292-6913

Hours of Operation: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm 
(University holidays and summer hours observed)

Scientific Warehouse 

The Scientific Warehouse operates as a repository for the University’s scientific supplies. Reagent-grade organic and inorganic chemicals, various salts, acids, bases, solvents and alcohols, are just a few examples of the range of products available to our University customers. We currently stock over 1,000 items, which can be delivered the next business day. 


2600 Kenny Road (see map)
Columbus, Ohio 43210 
Phone: (614) 292-4219
Fax: (614) 292-0546

Hours of Operation: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
(University holidays and summer hours observed)

 

Stores News

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| November 14, 2019

The Category Buyer Listing on the Purchasing website has recently been updated. Please remember to reference the link instead of saving to your desktop!

Purchasing recently welcomed Buyers Katrina (Kat) Mooney and Victoria (Tori) Galloway. Their associated categories and default account codes can be found in this document.

| November 8, 2019

The Ohio State University Long Term Investment Pool (LTIP) generated a return of 1.20% for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, marked by unfavorable performance of legacy asset allocations.

| October 30, 2019

The latest news and information for Ohio State business travelers.

| October 29, 2019

Applications for dependent tuition assistance must be submitted each term. The enrollment window for spring semester 2020 opens November 11, 2019, and closes January 10, 2020. Eligible faculty and staff can apply online or with paper applications . The student must have a Social Security number on file with Buckeye Link to receive dependent tuition assistance.

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Interested faculty and staff should visit go.osu.edu/dependent-tuition for more information. Direct questions to the Office of Human Resources Customer Service Center at HR-hr@osu.edu or 614-292-1050.
| October 24, 2019

On January 1, 2020 , the hourly minimum wage in Ohio will increase 15 cents from $8.55 to $8.70 for all non-tipped workers. The minimum hourly rate for tipped workers will increase from $4.30 to $4.35 - an increase of 5 cents. At Ohio State, the increase will affect approximately 3,500 non-tipped workers across the campus and 75 tipped workers.

To ensure the change coincides with the beginning of a pay period, OHR will centrally implement the increases to all employees affected by the minimum wage change effective December 22, 2019.

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