The Core Store is a division of the Genetic Resources Core Facility of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  In operation since 1989, the Core Store is a non-profit resource that offers appreciable savings and fast delivery of a wide variety of research products. The Core Store provides one-stop shopping, saving researchers both time and money. In addition to its product offering, the store charges no shipping and handling fees and has free delivery to three JHU campuses.


Effective ImmediatelyThe Core Store will close at 12 noon for all walkups, every Wednesday and Friday so that deliveries can be made to our customers on the Homewood and Bayview Campuses.  Due to the limited number of staff permitted at JHU during the COVID-19 shutdown, and the limited space provided to the GRCF Core Store, this change in hours is necessary to accommodate our customers on the remote campuses.

– Deliveries to all East Baltimore lab locations will resume effective Monday – July 6, 2020.  There will be a 72 hour lead time for deliveries.

– Orders should be placed on the Core Store website or placed via email using the email order form. 

– Orders for pick up of stocked, Core Store items require a 1 hour lead time.

-You may call the Core Store Customer Service (410-614-1647) or email for questions about your order status.


– Hours:  Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday – 9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 5:00pm
– Hours:  Wednesday and Friday – 9:00am – 12:00pm ONLY

– You must bring your web order number with you at the time of pick up.

– Masks are required.  Please be patient and maintain social distance.

In stock items:

– Orders must be placed at least 1 hour before coming to Blalock 1026 for pick up.

Special order items:
– Special order items that are in stock with suppliers will be available 48hrs after the order is placed.
– You may call or email the Core Store to confirm your order is ready for pick up.


Please be aware Blalock 1026 is JHU Hospital space, consequently, follow the guidelines for wearing a mask and social distancing.

Store Hours

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm (Closed from 1:00pm – 1:30pm daily)

The 24/7 Vending Center is always open with locations in:
Blalock 1026
Asthma & Allergy Center 1A.C4


Contact Information

1026 Blalock Building
600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone:  (410) 614-1647