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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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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| August 9, 2019

The Health Athlete team invites you to our one-day workshop designed for busy professionals who want to re-focus and re-energize their personal and professional lives. Learn strategies to achieve a healthier lifestyle and "live life on purpose." The approach uses the power of one's story, what individuals tell themselves about who they are and the reasons why their circumstances are what they are, to affect behavior change.

Register for September 13 or November 15

(Managers Only) Register for October 17-18

| July 29, 2019

We are excited to announce as part of the OSU Enterprise Project, Accounts Payable is preparing for the adoption of an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software that will allow us to more accurately and efficiently capture invoice details. In order for us to leverage this software and be better equipped to process invoices timely, we ask that all invoices be sent directly by our suppliers to in their original electronic (PDF) format.

If we are unable to receive the original electronic document, Accounts Payable must have a "clean" copy that has been scanned at a resolution of...

| July 15, 2019

The latest news and information for Ohio State business travelers.

| July 9, 2019

Staff Appreciation Week is a celebration to thank Ohio State staff members for their contributions to the university. Activities will start with the annual Staff Appreciation Ice Cream Social on the Oval in front of Bricker Hall on Monday, July 22, from 1-4 p.m., with a brief program around 1:30 p.m. Additional activities include a Columbus Crew SC game, Ohio State Fair discount admission, Ohio Stadium tours, Ohio State Planetarium shows, Orton Geological Museum tours, Historic Costume and Textiles Collections tour, Wexner Center for the Arts tours, and local restaurant and retail discounts. For more information, visit the Human...

| July 9, 2019

This week, President Drake announced the sixth year of the Faculty and Staff Appreciation Football Game. A large number of faculty and staff have an opportunity to be randomly selected to receive four complimentary tickets to the Ohio State vs. Florida Atlantic University football game on Saturday, August 31 at, noon. For the opportunity to receive tickets, faculty and staff are required to opt-in at by July 19, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. Tickets will be given based on a randomized selection process. For more information and details about the game and related activities, visit the FAQs....