Reminder: Stockroom operations during COVID

For the past 18 months, Fermilab’s stockroom has operated under special conditions to comply with COVID restrictions, including being closed to walk-in customers. We appreciate everyone’s continued patience and understanding while we observe all requirements until we can safely resume normal operations.

As a reminder, the stockroom provides readily available, common-use supplies at low overall cost compared to independently ordered supplies. Orders can be placed via the online stock catalog (note: most people prefer the classic view when using the catalog) or by phone at x3825. Hours are from 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. except 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. when they are closed for lunch.

Most stockroom orders are filled the same or next day, depending on when they are received, and will be delivered to your location via Fermilab distribution. If items are needed right away, arrangements can be made for contact-less pickup in the Stockroom vestibule/entranceway by calling x3825 or by emailing If there is a high-use item you would like to see added to stock, please fill out a request form.

The stockroom requires a valid project and task to issue items; Procards, credit cards and cash are not accepted. When placing a phone order, please have a valid project and task ready. Withdrawal dollar limits are tied to an employee’s ID and handled at the Division/Section level. Stockroom personnel cannot change, or authorize, Stockroom withdrawal dollar limits. Parts beginning with a 3200 prefix are special order and are non-cancellable and non-returnable.

The stockroom also handles next-day deliveries of cylinders and dewars of commonly used gases; these are delivered daily through a subcontract with Airgas. To get next day delivery, the order must be into Airgas by 1:30 p.m. Gases can be ordered in the same manner as all other items: through the stock catalog or by phone at x3808. Due to fluctuation inventory and intermittent supply shortages, all orders for disinfectant products and PPE items such as nitrile glove, face shields and face masks may be subject to review and approval by D/S DSOs.

  • If you have any questions regarding stock items, call x3825 or email
  • If you have any questions/suggestions regarding stockroom operations, email: