Welcome to Chem Stores

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All purchases require a work order and activity number (provided by your supervisor / PI / administrator). Items are not available for non-university affiliated members and students to purchase via credit, debit, cash, or WatCard.

Please continue to work with your lab to keep trips to once per day, and an email order for any large orders is still appreciated.

Email and in-person purchases

  • To order from Chem Stores, you may come in person to ESC 109 during opening hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (closed for lunch, 12:00 - 1:00 pm), or fill in the email order form (DOCX) and email it to cstores@uwaterloo.ca, as well as your supervisor.
  • See stock tab for products available through our store. It is helpful to have our product code on hand (or included on the email form) to ensure you receive the desired item.
  • For email orders, you will receive confirmation when your order is complete, and you can pickup anytime during store hours.
  • Please bring a cart to pick up large orders in order to ensure safe and convenient transportation. For small orders, a cart may not be necessary.
  • Please bring secondary containment (bottle, tote, etc.) to transport any chemicals you purchase. Chem Stores has rubber totes and large bins available for purchase; however, neither are available to borrow.
  • Dry ice and liquid nitrogen are available Monday to Friday during normal store hours. Please bring a suitable container to transport either cryogenic with you. Cryogenic containers are not available for sale or to borrow.

Location and hours

Earth Sciences and Chemistry (ESC) – Room 109

Front counter (no appointment needed): Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (closed for lunch, 12:00 - 1:00 pm)

Notice: Upcoming Chem Stores closures

Chem Stores will be closed on the following dates due to statutory holidays:

  • Monday, May 20, 2024 (Victoria Day)
  • Monday, July 1, 2024 (Canada Day)
  • Monday, August 5, 2024 (Civic Holiday)
  • Monday, September 2, 2024 (Labour Day)
  • Monday, October 14, 2024 (Thanksgiving Day)
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