Welcome to Central Stores

Central Stores provides a variety of essential, logistical and environmental services to faculty and staff at the University of Waterloo.  A list of many core services can be found on the left hand side of this page.  Please click on the service of interest, to reveal further information and other links. 
Overall Central Stores acts as the main hub for the movement of most goods (with the exception of food products) to, from and within the university community. 

Due to ongoing LRT construction, please expect delays in your normal mail pickup and delivery times.  Central Stores is experiencing 10-20 minute traffic delays during peak times.  Your patience is appreciated.

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Central Stores is located in ECH (East Campus Hall)
See University of Waterloo Map.

A list of all University of Waterloo Departments with their corresponding buildings, assigned mail route number, also with delivery times and forecasted move locations, can be  seen in the following University of Waterloo Department & Bldg list (pdf)

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Students and staff can purchase letter mail stamps for mailing within Canada at Central Stores.  Cash and Watcard accepted.

Single stamp 0-30grams = $1.00 + HST = $1.15 each

Off Campus Mail & Courier Service outlets  (close to UW):

Westmount Place Pharmacy

Directions from ECH to Westmount Place Pharmacy


For courier service:


DHL & Purolator

Access point for UPS





    To all IUTS Users

    This year's holiday season break is approaching and we would like to clarify the IUTS shipping schedule for the period.

    Similar to prior years, for most users,

    • The last date for pick up by Canpar will be Wednesday, December 21st,  2016
    • The last day for deliveries by Canpar will be Thursday,  December 22nd, 2016
    • Regular Canpar pickups and deliveries will commence again on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

    Exception:  The last day to send books/mail to The University of Toronto is Monday, December 19th 2016 (so as to avoid shipments being undeliverable over the holidays - the UofT is closed effective close of business on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016)

    Central Stores Holiday Hours:

    Central Stores will be closed from December 23rd at 4:30pm until January 3rd at 7:30am. There will be regular mail pick up and delivery on the 23rd of December.


    Surplus sale dates

    To be announced

    From 12:30 - 2:00pm

    We accept only Cash and WatCard for payment.