Stephen F. Austin State University

Central Stores

What does Central Stores offer?

Central Stores provides a supply of materials primarily to support maintenance activities. Additionally, a limited number of other items are provided to support instructional and administrative activities. For any questions or to place an order, contact the Central Stores at 468-5303.


Purchases from Central Stores will be allowed only upon presentation of valid university account number, work order number, and authorized signature on sales receipt. Sales will not be made to overdrawn accounts without approval of the appropriate vice president.

How to order:

  1. In person at the Central Stores sales counter between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Monday thru Friday.
  2. By telephone at 468-5303.

For more information, please refer to SFA Central Stores Policy


Returns with credit will be allowed for non-discontinued mechandise within 10 days of purchase. Defective/damaged merchandise will be replaced, or a refund made, when return is made within a reasonable period of time. The counter release number is required for all returns, replacements and credits.

Delivery Services

Bulk items (i.e. bond paper, paper towels) purchased from Central Stores will be delivered without an additional cost by Central Receiving, Purchasing Department. Small items and small quantities will not be routinely delivered. Orders may be picked up at the Central Stores sales counter located at the back (East side) of the Purchasing Building at the corner of East College and Wilson Drive.

Request to Stock Merchandise

New merchandise will be added to the Central Stores stock by the supervisor upon the request of a
department head, or their designee, when the item meets one or more of the following criteria:

  1. The item is critical to operations and not available in the local marketplace.
  2. The item is needed routinely by one or more departments.
  3. Institutional benefits can be shown either in having the item available when needed, or by saving money through ordering in bulk.
  4. Adequate physical facilities are available to store and protect the merchandise.

To request a new stock item, fill out the Request Form then email it to the Central Stores Supervisor at

Special items stocked at the request of a department that are not sold after a reasonable time (one year) will be charged to the requesting department and disposal of the items will be the responsibility of the requesting department.