Music CDs will be withdrawn from all of Surrey’s libraries, including from Epsom library, by next year.

A Surrey County Council spokeswoman said that while audiobook CDs will continue to be available, music CDs will not as they no longer make the libraries money.

She said: "Our libraries will continue to stock spoken word CDs which remain very popular with both the sighted and partially-sighted.

"We also now provide, as well as free e-books, a free e-audiobook service via our website which is very well used and has a wide range of titles.

"But audiovisual items in libraries have always had the purpose of raising money - they are not part of a library's core provision.

"Music CDs have declined in use largely due to the easy availability of music downloads and no longer make money, so we have with regret decided to withdraw them in 2014 from the 12 libraries which still have them."

Ewell library withdrew its CDs this month.   

A concerned resident who contacted the Epsom Guardian said: "What will be next - the talking tapes and maybe DVDs, then staff, then books?"