Al-Neelain University Library ‎has been awarded the 2016 Excellence Shield as the best Arab library in terms of using the catalog in 2016. The honoring event took place in the context of the seventh meeting of the members of the AUC which was held under the slogan (AUC in its new phase: a knowledge platform services for Arab libraries) in the period of 5-8 December 2016, and witnessed by a formal and professional attendees.

It is worth mentioning that The Arabic Union Catalog (AUC) is a collaboratively nonprofit project which mainly aims to establish a collaborative environment for the Arab libraries and to reduce the cost of cataloging Arabic information resources by sharing cataloging.