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. Contact Central Stores to request a personal space heater. 815-753-6274CentralStoresOrders@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.