John & Francine Haskell Library at FIAF

The John and Francine Haskell Library, located on the 2nd floor of FIAF’s historic Beaux-Arts building in Manhattan, is one of the largest private French libraries in the country with an extensive collection of books, magazines, French study guides, and DVDs.

Become a FIAF Member to enjoy borrowing privileges at the library, as well as free access to the Culturethèque digital library and free admission to all library programs.

Tue-Thu: 11:30am–7:30pm • Sat: 10am–3pm
22 East 60th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY

Haskell Library

FIAF, 2nd Floor

Relax with a book in the Reading Room, access French language learning resources at The Jacques and Alexandre Leviant Centre d’Auto-Apprentissage, visit The Dillon Family Centre de Ressources for informational services, and bring the kids to the cozy Espace Jeunesse, a dedicated space for young readers.

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Culturethèque Digital Library

The FIAF Library is thrilled to offer our members free access to Culturethèque, the official digital library of the Institut Français. Get French eBooks, magazines, films, bandes dessinées, podcasts, and more for your tablet from FIAF’s digital library.

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Saturdays, 11:30am and 1:15pm
Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 • Apr 6, 13, 20, 27 • May 4, 11, 18, 25
FIAF Haskell Library
Ages 5–9 • In French • 30 min

Drop in on Saturdays for free family-style French storytime at the FIAF Library! Held in the main reading room and featuring books carefully curated from the library’s collection, each week will focus on a different theme.

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Storytime for Toddlers


Tuesdays, 10:30–11:15am
Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 • Apr 9, 16, 23, 30 • May 7, 14, 21, 28
FIAF Haskell Library
Ages 1–4 • In French • 45 min

Bring your toddler to the FIAF Library for storytime in French! Little ones will enjoy interactive stories, games, and songs, all in a group setting. Held in the Library’s adorable Kids’ Room, each session will also include a fun arts & crafts activity.’

Please note: There will not be a Petits Potes story time on Tuesday, April 2nd.

Study Center & French Learning Resources

The Library's Jacques and Alexandre Leviant Centre d’Auto-Apprentissage offers materials and services that help you in your quest to learn French.