Saint Louis University

SLU has a showroom full of gently used furniture items that have been donated for re-use.

Furniture Warehouse

Distribution Services offers a simple exchange program for reusing furniture on campus. If a department is redecorating and wants to discard their old furniture, Distribution Services will pick it up.  


Items* that can be donated include, but not limited to:

  • Desks
  • Chairs
  • Tables 
  • Bookcases
  • File cabinets

*should be in fair to excellent condition

Please put in a FAMIS work order with the details of how many items that will be picked up at collection time.

Once the furniture is collected, it is placed in the furniture showroom in Earhart Hall, which also serves as the University's storage facility for files, mail and packages.


SLU employees can tour the showroom and select items for their on campus location. Items that are unmarked, can be tagged for delivery to an office or other on campus location. There is a small fee and delivery charge. Contact Distribution Services to schedule a tour.

Unwanted or excess furniture is then donated to a local charity or non profit organization which further utilizes these items. Metal items are often scrapped for money, which gets reinvested into the department to purchase tools and equipment needed by the department employees.

For more information, about this process visit Distribution Services.