Jackson Library has a Rare Books and Special Collections Reading Room on the main floor of the library. Materials consists of monographs on local and state history. Rare Books and Special Collections houses the Samuel Lander Collection, a collection of material donated by the university’s founder to make up the college’s original library and the Watson Collection, monographs and pamphlets collected by Harry Legare Watson (1876-1956), the editor and publisher of the Index-Journal. The Watson collection is over 800 volumes of books and magazines.
Dr. Samuel Lander Harry Legare Watson Founder and First President President of the Index Journal Company Williamston Female College
Jackson Library does have a large collection of the Sandlapper Magazine. The print collection can be found within the reference shelves on the main floor of the library.
Rare Books and Special Collections Reading Room is located on the Library's top floor in the Self Family Foundation Archives Reading Room.