Phone(562) 903-4813
LocationCentral Receiving (Building 2)

What We Do

The Central Stores team provides crucial services to the Biola community. As the central hub for staff and faculty orders, we manage deliveries of all sizes, ensuring careful tracking and distribution. Additionally, we maintain an essential inventory of supplies for Facilities Management and Biola Staff/Faculty, oversee facility orders, university storage, surplus furniture, and hazardous materials, contributing to the overall campus functionality.

Our Mission

To empower the university's staff, faculty and facilities management teams to create and maintain safe, world-class facilities and services for the university.

Our Vision

To provide unparalleled service through unwavering commitment to safety, professionalism, customer-centricity and efficiency, fostered by unwavering teamwork and Christ-like humility.

Open Hours

Regular Hours
Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.–4 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday–Thursday, 7 a.m.–4 p.m.
Fridays, 7-11 a.m.

Services We Offer

The Central Stores team offers a variety of services including:

Storage facilities for departments

Surplus Furniture & Materials Website

Inventory Item Catalog for Staff/Faculty and Facilities

Receiving and delivering Staff/Faculty and Facilities packages

  • How to Address Packages

    Striving for excellence, the Central Stores team is tirelessly working to optimize their receiving and delivery procedures to meet the needs of our esteemed staff and faculty. We are requesting all orders to be sent to a specified address to assist in achieving this objective.

    “Central Receiving-Your First & Last Name* or Department Name”
    13301 University Drive
    La Mirada, CA 90639

    *Please write your name as it appears in the Biola Directory.

    To avoid any issues with deliveries, please double-check the address before placing any orders. If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, please contact the Warehouse Receiver at or ext 5854.

Processing Facilities Management Material orders and invoices

  • The Central Stores team maintains an essential inventory of supplies for Facilities Management as well as placing material orders to ensure our Facilities teams have the materials needed to maintain the university’s world-class facilities.

Disposal of Hazardous Materials

Central Stores is also responsible for the proper disposal of hazardous materials. Items to be picked up must be labeled and placed in sealed containers, with Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) provided. Arrangements for pick up can be made by contacting Facilities Management (see below for contact information).

For requesting pick-up of Hazardous Material please contact us by using the Facilities Management Work Request Form or calling the Operations Office of Facilities Management at extension 4898.

Additional information regarding handling of Hazardous Material can be found in the Employee Handbook.

Department Members

Mike Warren
Central Stores Buyer
Daniel Stryffeler
Central Stores Supervisor
Stella Moreno
Warehouse Receiver
Biola University
13800 Biola Ave. La Mirada, CA 90639
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