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. 

Check out the News tab for 2 new services Central Stores offers...

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





    1. Jan. 16, 2018Central Stores unveils hybrid service vehicleUW president standing next to hybrid van

      “Hybrid Efficiency – Breaking Through The Fuel Barrier” 

    2. Jan. 11, 2018E-Waste certificate 2018black circle filled in with green

    3. Oct. 31, 2017Central Stores offers two new serviceslittle man holding red envelope

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    Customer Service/Satisfaction Survey 2018

    University of Waterloo – Central Stores would appreciate your help by completing the Customer Service/Satisfaction Survey by clicking on the link below.  The survey will only take a couple of minutes of your time and it is anonymous.

    uwaterloo-central stores customer service/satisfaction survey 2018

    Surplus sale dates

    To Be Announced

    From 12:30 - 2:00pm

    We accept only Cash and WatCard for payment.