John & Francine Haskell Library

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, 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.

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!

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


Petits potes
Storytime for Toddlers

Tuesdays, 10:30–11:15am
Oct 25 • Nov 1, 8, 15, 29 • Dec 6, 13

Thursdays, 9:45–10:30am
Oct 27 • Nov 3, 10, 17 • Dec 1, 8, 15
FIAF Haskell Library
Ages 1–4 • In French • 45 min

Les petites histoires du samedi

Saturdays, 11:30am–12pm & 1:15–1:45pm
Oct 29 • Nov 5, 19 • Dec 3, 10, 17
FIAF Haskell Library
Ages 1–9 • In French • 30 min

Library @ FIAF

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.

Collections / Resources

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.

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!