Łobez was first mentioned in a document from 1271, according to which a knight named Borko was the owner of the city. In 1295, Łobez received rights as a city. Before 1945 the area was part of Germany (Province of Pomerania). Following World War II the native German populace was expelled and replaced by Poles.
Adam Kogut, Anna Dargiewicz, Barbara Smolska Nazarek: Gmina i miasto Łobez. przewodnik turystyczny / Gemeinde und Stadt Łobez. Reiseführer / Łobez commune and town. Tourist guidebook. Polish - German - English, 64 p., 2001, ISBN 83-7208-020-8 .
Gmina Łobez (Hrsg.): Łobez. pictures from past to present, Polish - German - English, 82 p., 2004, ISBN 83-917628-5-8 .