Lab Supplies

An extensive line of laboratory supplies for teaching and research is available in General Stores. These items are available for pick-up or delivery. Many items not stocked in General Stores can be ordered from one of our many vendors at a substantial savings to our customers.

A limited line of the most commonly used office supplies is available in General Stores for pick-up or delivery.


A complete line of dry and solvent chemicals is also available. The dry chemicals are available in the storeroom for delivery or pick-up. The solvent chemicals are available for delivery only. These chemicals are stored in a off-site location and will be delivered by the next business day.

Freezer Programs

Several freezer programs are maintained through General Stores for the storage and resale of restriction enzymes and other frozen items. Many items are in stock for pick- up or next day delivery. Other items that must be ordered will be shipped for next day delivery. Items ordered on Friday, will be ordered from the vendor on Monday for Tuesday delivery. Current freezer programs are: Roche, Invitrogen/Gibco BRL, New England BioLabs, Promega, Cellgro and Sigma.

Tax Free Alcohol

General Stores is the campus distributor for tax free alcohol. Our inventory on alcohol consists of: Absolute (200 Proof) in a five gallon drum, a one gallon jug or a case of 24 pints or 95% (190 Proof) in a five gallon drum and a one gallon jug. To purchase tax free alcohol, the alcohol slip must be completed and signed by an authorized person.

An authorized person is defined as the principle investigator or business manager. The alcohol slip is presented to General Stores and alcohol must be picked up. We do not deliver alcohol. The alcohol slip must include the account number, quantity, type of alcohol and a statement of its use.

Apple Computers

General Stores is a reseller of Apple computers. Prices can be obtained by following the link on the General Stores main web page titled Apple Store. To purchase a computer, please follow the instructions under the ordering procedure link on the main General Stores web page.


A selection of software is stocked in General Stores and a wide range is available for special order at educational pricing. Software is available for the Macintosh and the PC. We also offer licensing of Microsoft products for department and personal use and Adobe licensing for department use.

UPS/Fed Ex

General Stores is a pick-up station for United Parcel Service. We are scheduled for UPS pick up between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. each day . We will bill you monthly for shipments made through General Stores. A $3.00 service charge is added to each shipment. Please make sure your package meets the requirements for shipping. Bring your package to us, sufficiently wrapped and labeled and fill out the General Stores form. You can also arrange to have your package picked up by General Stores for an additional charge of $2.00. Personal shipments can be made and charged by credit card. Visa, MasterCard or Discover.

Free Delivery

Items ordered for departments on the UT Health Science Center campus are delivered by General Stores Delivery Service generally by the next day. During peak times this may take a little longer. Deliveries to other institutions may be shipped UPS (or the most appropriate way), prepaid and billed along with store items. We make deliveries to east Memphis location every other Friday.

Contact Us

8 South Dunlap
B41 General Education Building
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: 901-448-6152
Fax: 901-448-8747
Hours: 8:00 - 5:00 M-F

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