#N12BK: Library rents out clothing for job interviews

Posted: Updated:
A new collection of ties, briefcases and handbags are available for cardholders to take out for occasions like interviews, weddings, and other events, officials say. A new collection of ties, briefcases and handbags are available for cardholders to take out for occasions like interviews, weddings, and other events, officials say.
NEW YORK -

A New York City library branch is renting out more than just books.

The New York Public Library's Riverside branch on the Upper West Side is loaning out neck ties and handbags for job interviews.

A new collection of ties, briefcases and handbags are available for cardholders to take out for occasions like interviews, weddings, and other events, officials say.

The program is only active at the one location.

The apparel rentals are part of the NYPL's 'Grow Up initiative,' a lending program.

Any NYPL library member can check out apparel at the location's second floor information desk as long as they have less than $15 in fees on their account.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."