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Self-Service Stores

The Division of Logistics Services operates supply stores in convenient campus locations. At the stores, employees can purchase office and laboratory supplies for official use. We offer NIH employees walk-in shopping service for emergency or small quantity orders of stock items.
The foremost objective of these stores is to provide quality stock in a fast, efficient and economical manner.


Store locations and hours of operation:

  • Building 10 Self-Service Store - located in building 10, room B1n-105; telephone number 301-496-2051; open 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. (M-F)

  • Building 31 Self-Service store - located in building 31, room B1A-47; telephone number 301-496-4430; open 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. (M-F)

NOTE: The 3:45 p.m. closing time for the Self Service Stores is the time the computerized registers shut down. Please have your items charged through the register before 3:45 p.m.

You can shop at any of our Self-Service Stores with your valid Self-Service Charge Card and your valid NIH identification card. Self-Service Store charge cards that have been lost or stolen must be reported to the Division of Logistics Services on 301-496-3395. Upon notification of a lost charge card the card will be canceled and will not be active purchasing at the Self-Service Store.  All card request, for new and/or replacement cards must be approved by the I/C's EO.

When visiting the stores, please do not open the sealed packages on the shelves.  See a store worker for assistance.

Call the Supervisory Distribution Facilities Manager, Self-Service Store Section on  301-496-2051 or e-mail at  to comment on a store service.

If you have a comment or complaint regarding the quality of an item, call the Stock Management Branch on 301-496-3395 or e-mail

A list of all supplies purchased for each common account (CAN) is sent monthly to your Administrative Officer for final review.

Finding A Source
 •NIH Stock Supply Catalog
 •Trade-in Program
 •NIH Gaither Distribution Center
 •Self-Service Stores
 •FAQ's - NIH Central Stockroom