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

Culturethèque is in transformation and is currently unavailable. The new Culturethèque site will be available February 20th! Stay tuned !

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

Les petites histoires du samedi


Saturdays, 11:30am and 1:15pm
Dec 16
Jan 13, 20
Feb 3, 10, 17, 24
Mar 2, 9, 16, 23
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
Dec 12, 19 • Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 • Feb 6, 13, 27 • Mar 5, 12, 19, 26
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, February 20th.

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.