The Oxford University Library named after Thomas Bodley scholar and English diplomat in 1598 who took care of the purchase of many books and in fact made it great.
The right symbol above the sign contains Sir Thomas Bodley’s Coat of arms
The next photo taken that day shows the library building Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
Oxford Academy men
Thomas Bodley built this library for them and for the Republic of scholars.
I wish this gift would be for the better
T.B.P - Thomas Bodley Posuit