Materials Management

Central Stores

Central Stores is responsible for the selling of items to the university for use by campus departments. Central Stores responsibilities include:

  • Selling office supplies to university departments
  • Selling commodities for Building and Food Services
  • Maintaining open orders with vendors for non-stock office supply items
  • Storing several forms, pamphlets, booklets and envelopes used by departments
  • Holding and Destroying Administration and Finance archives

Campus Standard for Personal Heaters:

Central Stores carries a radiant heater that is the campus standard for personal heaters. These heaters are low energy heaters and are safe when accidentally left on. This is the only personal heater that is available through Central Stores.

Office Supply Surplus

Throughout the year Central Stores accumulates office supplies for various reasons and these items cannot be placed into our stock. The items we collect are mostly in new condition and can be useful to a department. Items are at no charge to departments, but the items must be used for university business purposes and items are not for personal use. These items will be available on a first-come/first-served basis and can be seen during regular surplus viewing times on Tuesday mornings from 8:00 – 11:30 and Thursday afternoons from 1:30 - 4:00 in the Dorland Building.


We ask that you enter the Dorland Building at the south entrance by Receiving. Someone from Property Control will be in that area to assist you. Materials Management is a working warehouse with active material handling equipment moving about the building, so for your safety we ask that you do not wander around the warehouse without a Materials Management employee. The nearest “blue” permit parking lot is located by the water tower and Human Resource Services.

Please contact Keenon Darlinger at 753-6274 with any questions about non-stock or in-stock product availability, pricing, or departmental billings.