Central Stores is responsible for the selling of items to the university for use by campus departments. Central
- 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. Contact Central Stores to request a personal space heater. 815-753-6274. CentralStoresOrders@niu.edu
Name Tags and Nameplates
Official name tags and desk nameplates may be purchased using the standards developed by University Marketing and ordered through their approved vendor, currently Alumni Award Services. Please contact the vendor directly to place your order. You must submit vendor proofs through the Clearinghouse for approval. The vendor will contact you when the order is ready and your PCard may be used for the purchase. Name tags and desk nameplates are on the “Allowable with Restrictions (AWR) list for Commercial Card Policies and Procedures (PDF).
Anywhere Prints Supplies
If you have an Anywhere Prints printer, please order paper and toner at the Anywhere Prints website.
Office Supply Surplus
Throughout the year Central Stores accumulates office supplies for various reasons and these items cannot be placed in 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 a.m – 11:30 a.m. and Thursday afternoons from 1:30 p.m - 4 p.m. 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 815-753-6274 with any questions about non-stock or in-stock product availability, pricing or departmental billings.