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Surplus property from the University of Kentucky for redistribution within the university or for auction to the general public.
December 01
Surplus Property Auctions

​The regularly scheduled auction for December has been cancelled.  All future auction dates are TBD going forward.  We will however continue to offer items for sale at  Please continue to monitor GOVDEALS for the sale of surplus items.

November 07
A775720 BioTek Epoch Microplate Spectrophotometer ** UK departments only**

​**Internal transfer will require a funds transfer** 

The Epoch monochromator offers tunable wavelength selection and wavelength scanning without the need for interference filters. The single-channel reader is completely computer controlled using Gen5 software. Its key features include the following: • A variety of read modes including endpoint, kinetic, multiwavelength, and spectral scanning. • A monochromator for continuous wavelength selection from 200 to 999 nm in 1-nm increments, and a xenon flash lamp for both UV and visible light absorbance measurements. • Superior optical specifications, with an extended dynamic range of up to 4.000 OD. • Ability to read standard microplates from 6- to 384-wells, Terasaki plates (with adapter), BioTek’s patented BioCell quartz vessel for 1-cm measurements, and the BioTek Take3 and Take3 Trio Micro-Volume Plate. • Two reading speeds: normal and sweep. • Some models of the Epoch are robot-accessible. *NOTE: This piece of equipment is BioTek’s version of the ‘Nanodrop’*

Owner's Manual and Purchasing information is available to interested UK departments upon request.

Please contact department for pricing, for any additional information, or to make arrangements to see this item.

CONTACT: Emily Norton: 218-0886 /

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September 20
UK Campus Trucking & the Surplus Operation

After a surplus move order is received and assigned a move order number, it moves to UK Trucking for pick up.

Note the following guidelines:

1. Pick up is a minimum 7-10 days out on scheduling so submit orders well ahead of when you need them removed.

2. The Surplus Warehouse will not receive any trucks on Tuesday afternoons and all day on Thursday so trucking can not pick up during those times.

3. The Surplus Warehouse will not receive trucks the week prior to public auction or the week after. Auctions are held on the 3rd Tuesday of even months.

4. Trucking will not dismantle items to be moved. The customer is responsible for this and can have UK PPD Carpentry Shop do this via a work order.

5. Trucking will call to schedule your move order and will provide a one-day window schedule at a convenient time at least a week prior.​

August 17
X-ray machine

​older X-ray machine available from old urology clinic on the 2nd floor of Kentucky Clinic

contact: Jeff Clonch  



August 12
Transmission Electron Microscope system (from Electron Microscopy & Imaging Facility)

​These items are available to UK DEPARTMENTS ONLY:

Please pass this information along to any departments you think might be interested in this system. We would rather it be used internally vs. being sold outside the University.




Accelerating voltages from 20 to 120 kV; Image magnification from 19.5x to 300,000x






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January 22
New Pick up forms!

New Surplus Forms


Beginning March 1, 2016, and due to a change in our reporting, it will be necessary for all request to pick up surplus property to be submitted on the new Excel format. DO NOT CHANGE TO A PDF. This form can be found on the Forms tab of this Web site.

Requests not submitted on this form will no longer be accepted. All forms must be typed and emailed to Please contact our office if you have any concerns.

This applies to all university units. 

March 24
Note About Surplusing Digital Copy Machines

Please be sure to erase the data off of the hard drives that can be found inside of digital copy machines to help prevent potentially sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands.

Watch this video by CBS News Investigation on Copier Security for some more insite on the problem.

Surplus Warehouse

 Contact & Location Information


Surplus Office
Peterson Service Bldg Suite 18
411 S Limestone St
Lexington, KY 40506-0005
Phone: (859) 257-6234

Fax: (859) 257-1468



Surplus Warehouse
B0017 Reynolds Warehouse #1
349 Scott Street
Lexington, KY 40506-0101

Open on Tuesdays from 1:00 – 4:00 pm except on auction days.



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