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 B2B41; telephone number 301-496-2051; open 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 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. to 4:15 p.m. (M-F)

You can shop at any of our Self-Service Stores with your valid Self-Service Charge Card and your 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. The lost card will be canceled automatically at all Self-Service Stores and will not be honored for future purchases. All card requests, for new and/or replacement cards must be approved by the IC's EO.

When visiting the stores, please do not open the sealed packages on the shelves. If you have any questions concerning the item, please ask the store clerk for help.

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

Call the Self-Service Store Supervisor on 301-496-2051 or e-mail to comment on a store service.

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