Membership

Join PLATO

Or, click below to print and mail a membership form:

Print & Mail Membership Form
(for Membership thru July 2019)

If you enjoy self-directed, volunteer-led lifelong learning, PLATO is an ideal way to learn, contribute to others’ learning, enjoy new experiences, and meet new friends.

Members enjoy:

  • 40 or more participatory courses each fall and spring
  • Lectures, socials and special events
  • Guest Courtesy Card from UW Libraries (a $50 value)*
  • Member weekly email announcements

PLATO is about more than information.  It’s about interactions.  Meet other people with curious minds through classes, special events, bus trips, and member committees.

“We especially value the in-depth friendships we’ve already made, the intelligent curiosity and openness of the people we’ve met, and the wide range of classes.” --A Recent PLATO Member

See a copy of the Member's Handbook

For more information please contact us

* To obtain a Library Courtesy Card for borrowing privileges at all UW-Madison Libraries:

  1. Your PLATO Membership must be paid for the current Membership Year if you are applying before April 1st; it must be paid for the upcoming Membership Year --July 1 through June 30 of the following calendar year-- if you are applying for a Library Card after April 1st.

  2. Complete the Library “Community Borrowing Card Application” online:
    www.library.wisc.edu/services/borrow-renew-request/card/

    -- Be sure to select “PLATO” at the last question – Affiliation – on the Form.
    -- Proof of your PLATO membership status will be provided directly to the Library by the PLATO Office.

  3. You will receive email notification directly from Memorial Library when your Library Courtesy Card is ready for pick-up.

  4. Your Library Courtesy Card must be renewed each year.

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For more info about PLATO contact:

Louise Fowler
UW-Madison Continuing Studies
21 N. Park St, 7th Floor, Madison, WI 53715

Email: info@platomadison.org
Phone: 608-262-5823
Fax: 608-265-4555

PLATO is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

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