The Panama Canal Museum Collection (PCMC) is freely accessible to the public. The collection actually consists of multiple sections, based on format, which are managed by various librarians and archivists:
- Archival materials and artifacts – Accessible via the Grand Reading Room of Special & Area Studies Collections.
- Maps – Accessible in the Map & Imagery Library.
- Books and periodicals – Accessible in the Latin American & Caribbean Collection.
- Government documents – Accessible as part of the Panama Canal Center of Excellence at UF
Selected resources from the PCMC are available digitally as part of the Panama and the Canal digital collection and the Digital Library of the Caribbean. For example, the digital collection includes Yearbooks and Periodicals which have been scanned, and Oral History Interviews and personal narratives.
Print resources such as books or maps are discoverable using the Libraries Catalog. Archival materials and artifacts in the PCMC are currently being arranged and described, and a new guide to the collection is forthcoming. In the meantime, contact John Nemmers for information about conducting research using these materials.