John & Francine Haskell Library

Welcome to the leading French library in the United States!

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

Library Book Club

Library Program

Cercles de lecture

Thursdays at 6:30pm
Advanced B2: Dec 5, Feb 6, Mar 19
Adv. Beginner A2: Dec 12, Feb 20, Mar 26
Intermediate B1: Jan 30, Mar 5
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Explore French literature while honing your language skills in monthly book groups at the Library.

This Week at the Library

Library Program

Culturethèque Tutorial

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
Dec 3
Jan 7, Feb 4, Mar 3
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Learn how to access and use the digital library.

Library Program


Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
Dec 4

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
Jan 28, Feb 18, Mar 10,
Mar 24, Mar 31
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A casual and relaxed drop in open session to practice and improve your French conversational skills

Library Program

Petits potes

Thursdays, 10:30-11:15am
Dec 5, 12
Jan 9, 16, 23, 30
Feb 6, 13, 27
Mar 5, 12, 19, 26
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Toddlers (ages 1-4) enjoy a story hour time with songs and games.

Library Program

Les petites histoires du Samedi

Saturdays, from 11:30am-12pm
Dec 7
Jan 11, Feb 1, Mar 7
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A family-style story hour featuring stories from books in the FIAF library collection as well from Storyplay*r, the digital library for kids available on Culturetheque.

Visit, Browse, Borrow!

Hours & Location

Mon: 4–8pm
Tue–Thu: 11:30am–8pm
Fri: 12–4pm
Sat: 10–3pm

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

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.

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!

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.


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.