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This research sought to investigate the roles of libraries in preventing wars, as well as students' sources of war information, trust and the likelihood of future world war. A descriptive survey design was used in the investigation. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Of the 295 survey respondents, Instagram was found as the most preferred source of information on wars while libraries were the least source. When it came to war information, traditional news channels, libraries, and other social media platforms were considered to be trustworthy. A large number of students feel that future world wars are likely and that libraries will play a crucial role in preventing them. The study concluded that libraries can play critical roles in preventing wars. As a result, the study recommends that libraries begin to provide more resources and services that are promote peace. This can help to prevent future wars.