Purchasing for your department

Free Office Supplies Program

To encourage sustainability and reduce department expenses, we have a free office supply program that allows OSU departments to acquire office supplies and housewares priced at $5 or less for free, with a limit of $20 per visit. We have recently expanded this program to include eligible scientific equipment. This applies to non-inventoried items (i.e. items marked with white price gun tags or cash sales, but not items that are marked with orange tags). Employees are asked to visit the front desk to log these items and their dollar value. Delivery of these items is still subject to a fee.

Hours (for Dept/Government/Nonprofit only):

Employees may shop for their OSU departments, government agencies, and nonprofits* Mondays – Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. except during university closures (on designated holidays or due to inclement weather).

You may also shop during our public sales hours, although we encourage you to visit during the department-only hours for best selection and fastest service. You may purchase items for your department through our online sales as well. 

Personal purchases cannot be made during the department hours listed above.

*Nonprofits may shop during these hours if they have 501(c) status. First-time agencies, please provide an IRS eligibility notice the first time you make a purchase.


We are located in the Property Services Building at the corner of 13th St. and A Ave. (644 SW 13th St.) in Corvallis.

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Payment Methods

OSU employees must pay using a department index. Federal grant indexes are not accepted due to IRS guidelines.

Government agencies and nonprofits may pay by company credit card (Visa or MasterCard) or check. Under limited circumstances, agencies and nonprofits can be invoiced.

Delivery of purchases can be provided for OSU departments on the Corvallis campus for a fee.


OSU Surplus Property carries computers and computer accessories, furniture (chairs, desks, file cabinets, tables, bookcases, etc.), office supplies, scientific equipment and glassware, dishes, decor and much more. Consider following our Facebook page, where we periodically post photos of our current merchandise. 

Items can be placed on hold for up to 48 hours, if needed.