Office Supplies

Office and stationery supply requirements must be ordered using CSUBUY for Cal Poly using the ProCard. These goods may only be shipped to campus; you cannot change the address in the tool.




CSUBUY has replaced ESM Campus Marketplace

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CSUBUY for Cal Poly is only set up to ship to campus, it will not allow you to update the ship to address.

To directly ship to home for Staples products only…

  1. Register with StaplesAdvantage using the following link:
  2. Shop on the website to get the CSU contracted pricing
  3. Use ProCard for university business related products only

Amazon Business Note: a personal account may be needed since your email may be tied to the Amazon Business account.

To directly ship to home for Amazon products only...

  1. A personal Amazon account and email address would need to be used.
    1. Use a personal Amazon account sparingly, and only for items that must ship to a home address.
    2. Use a personal Amazon account only if you have one already. Cal Poly does not pay for personal Amazon subscriptions.
    3. Do not enter your email address in your personal Amazon account as it is likely already tied to your Cal Poly Amazon Business account and could cause an error.
  2. Use ProCard for university business related products only

Before You Buy

Before you buy – consider this; you have a responsibility to help Cal Poly meet our sustainability goals. You are asked to purchase office supplies that contain recycled content and are reusable rather than disposable.

  1. Per State requirements, all paper products purchased must be at least 30 percent (30%) post-consumer fiber by fiber weight or agricultural residue content. However, SBS recommends the purchase of 100 percent post-consumer waste copy paper, which is available from our office supply contracts.
  2. When possible, wood-based fiber paper products shall be either Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), and/or Green Seal (GS-07) certified. Additional preference can be given for paper that is Processed Chlorine Free (PCF).
  3. All purchased non-paper office supplies shall meet a minimum 30% recycled content for all writing utensils (dry erase markers, highlighters, markers, pens, and pencils) or other plastic-based accessories.
  4. All purchased toner shall have at least 10% post-consumer material, have a high yield remanufactured cartridges, and have a vendor-offered program that will take back the printer cartridge after their useful life to ensure that the cartridge is recycled and complies with the definition of recycled, per requirements of SABRC. Toner cartridges that are only refilled or recharged do not qualify.
  5. Buyers are encourage to purchase rechargeable batteries, with exception for use in smoke alarms, emergency kits, and research related equipment.
  6. All purchased lamps will be low mercury lamps, with the exception of lamps used for research related equipment.