. The EECC library has many things that are found in all libraries. Knowing these features will help you find the books you want. In any library, if you need help, you should ask, include the words, “Please” and “thank you.” Dewey Decimal System CALL NUMBERS The call number is a label always located on the books’ spine. It tells us where the book "lives" on the library shelves. What is the difference between fiction and nonfiction books? Fiction is a made-up story ; nonfiction is a book containing true information. FICTION NONFICTION FICTION Fiction Books are listed in alphabetical order using the author’s last name. Non fiction Non fiction uses the Dewey Decimal Number as well as the Author’s last name on the spine label. Fairy Tales The call number is 398. Biography Biography, the true story of someone’s life, has a “B’ as the call number and then is alphabetized by the person’s last name.