John & Francine Haskell Library

Welcome to the leading French library in the United States!

Become a FIAF Member and enjoy free access to the Culturethèque digital library, as well as the extensive collection of books, magazines, DVDs at our Library on the 2nd floor at FIAF. Learn more about the Library here.

FIAF Library is currently closed. Fines will be waived for all books due during the closure period. Join us for LIVE programs on Zoom. View details below.

LIVE Virtual Programs

Practice French

LIVE Cercles de lecture

LIVE on Zoom
Intermediate B1: Thursday, May 21
Advanced B2: Thursday, May 28
6:30-7:30pm ET

Cercles de lecture will continue online. Explore French literature while honing your language skills in monthly book groups.

Practice French

LIVE Papotons!

LIVE on Zoom
Wednesdays, May 13, 20, and 27
4–5pm ET

Papotons!, a casual and relaxed program for French language learners, is now offered online. Join us on Zoom to practice your French conversation skills.

Story Hour for Kids

LIVE Les petites histoires du vendredi

LIVE on Zoom
Fridays, May 15, 22, 29
Fridays, June 5, 12, 19, 26
2-2:30pm ET

Les petites histoires is now offered online. This family-style French story hour features stories from Storyplay*r, the digital library for kids available on

Practice French

LIVE Zero faute!

LIVE on Zoom
Thursday, May 14
6:30–7:30pm ET

Zero faute! is now held online. Get your pencils ready for a dictée and hone your listening comprehension skills in this classic exercise in writing correct French.

Digital Library


Culturethèque Digital Library

Get French eBooks, magazines, films, bandes dessinées, podcasts, and more for your tablet from FIAF’s digital library. Free for FIAF Members!

Library @ FIAF

Hours & Location

Library is currently closed.

22 East 60th Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10022

Get a Library Account

To borrow materials and get full access to the Library's programs and services, you must become a FIAF Member and then set up your Library account.

Online Catalog

Get access to the online Library catalog to reserve titles, renew materials, look up due dates, rate you reads, and share recommendations with other Library members.


40,000 books, 1,500 DVDs, French learning guides, newspapers, and magazines for adults as well as children of all ages.

Study Center & French Learning Resources

The Library's Jacques and Alexandre Leviant Centre d’Auto-Apprentissage offers materials and services that help you enhance your French learning experience at FIAF.

Library Kids' Corner

A special reading and playtime space for children and parents is located in a cozy corner of the FIAF Library.